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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

Ezer Kahanoff wrote an interesting article on the relationship of the Sabbatean movement and former Conversos throughout Europe. Kahanoff discusses in part the two dominant trends in Europe at the time in the Jewish community. 80 palabras más

Crypto-Jewish History


Some things cease existing when named. Think of silence. Think of an anonymous writer. Think of those who photograph landscapes on their smartphones. Think of the desire to understand infinite complexity. 108 palabras más

Crypto-Judaism: A Review of a Jewish Renaissance in Fifteenth Century Spain

Mark Meyerson, a well known Jewish historian, discusses the fascinating story of the town of Morvedre. This town near Valencia was largely unaffected by the riots of 1391. 109 palabras más

Crypto-Jewish History