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Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

Religious Belief and Practice among Crypto-Jews

By Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez In the context of Crypto Jewish individuals and communities, both in the Iberian Peninsula and in the Spanish and Portuguese colonies of the New World as … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Conversos, Marranos, and Crypto-Jews: Which Term is Correct?

By Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez The term Marrano has often been used to designate Conversos who converted to Christianity for survival sake and continued to observe Jewish practices in some form. … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Miriam Bodian, Dying in the in Law of Moses

The following link provides a book review of Miriam Bodian’s Dying in the in Law of Moses. http://cryptojews.com/miriam-bodian-dying-in-the-in-law-of-moses/ The focuses on the cases of four individuals arrested by the Inquisition. … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

What is a Marrano?

The term Marrano has often been used to designate Conversos who converted to Christianity for survival sake and continued to observe Jewish practices in some form. The exact origins of … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Who is a Crypto Jew?

The history of the Jews of Spain spans more than a thousand years. It ended tragically in 1492 with the edict of expulsion issued by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment