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History of Spanish and Portuguese Jews-Part 2

This is the second part of a 5 part series on the history of Spanish and Portuguese Jews delivered a few months ago to a group of Jews and Christians. … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

History of Spanish and Portuguese Jews-Part 1

This is the first part of a 5 part series on the history of Spanish and Portuguese Jews delivered a few months ago to a group of Jews and Christians. … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Spanish Village Named “Kill the Jews” Changes Its Name

For regular readers of this blog, you are well aware of the long history of Jews living in the Iberian Peninsula. Some of the earliest references to Jews living in … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

For the Moment, a Celebration of Coexistence in Turkey

In aftermath of the First World War, the once mighty Ottoman Empire was no more. In its place a Turkish state arose centered around what was once referred to as Asia … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Jewish Population of the Kingdom of Castile

Despite changing conditions, from the 13th to the 15th centuries, the Hispanic kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula were home to the largest Jewish communities of the entire European continent. Jose … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism: The History of the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula

This video continues the series on Crypto-Judaism and Crypto-Jews by briefly reviewing Jewish life during the Roman era, the Visigothic era, the Islamic era, and the era of the Christian … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · 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