B'nei Anusim Center for Education

Bringing Together and Educating Descendants of Sephardic Conversos

Jewish Studies Presents Judeo-Spanish Culture Week, January 24-31

Dallas, TX– Southern Methodist University will celebrate Judeo-Spanish culture with a series of festive events and lectures the week of January 24-31. Highlights include a screening of Flory’s Flame, a documentary … Continue reading

January 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Key Social Difference between Sephardim and Ashkenazim

One of the clearest differences in how Christian and Muslim society impacted Jewish communities is in the area of marriage and sexuality.  The takkanah of Rabbi Gershom prohibiting polygamy was … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Economic Differences between the Sephardim and Ashkenazim

While the idea of Convivencia (positive social interaction and tolerance) is perhaps exaggerated with regards to Jewish life in Spain, the complex interrelationships of Muslims, Christians, and Jews provided the latter … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · Leave a comment