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Christian-Jewish Relations: Marranos, Conversos & New Christians

Conversos and Marranos
The terms “Marrano” and “converso” were applied in Spain and Portugal to the descendants of baptized Jews suspected of secret adherence to Judaism. 3.783 palabras más

The Jewish Problem

Secret Jews: The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism

I am extremely happy to announce the release of my book titled Secret Jews: The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism.

Unlike the other books I have published this year, this work is nearly 300 pages  in length and represents many years of  research. 189 palabras más

Crypto-Jewish History


How the Jews became enemy #1 of the Church of Rome.

When, at the Council of Nicaea in 325, the prelates decided to revamp the image of the revered messiah Apollonius by changing his name and turning him into the son of God, the founding fathers had a problem. 729 palabras más

Holy Roman Empire

Song From a Withered Limb: Las Posadas and the Converso Crisis of the 16th Century

The following article was originally presented  at the national conference of the Society for Crypto Jewish Studies in Dallas, Texas July 20, 2014. Mr. Reid Heller graciously allowed us to repost this. 4.582 palabras más

Crypto-Jewish History

A New Website for Crypto-Judaism


For those who follow Crypto Jewish Education, you may have noticed I have not posted as frequently as I normally do. Its not out of laziness, however! 91 palabras más

Crypto-Jewish History

Samuel Usque’s Approach to Wavering Conversos

Once Conversos fled Spain and Portugal, returning to Judaism openly was not always an attractive option. Many Conversos wavered in their decision to adopt Judaism openly. 1.990 palabras más

Crypto-Jewish History