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Paradigm-shifting article by R. Nachman Kahana!!

A couple weeks ago, good friend and fellow journeyman, Hanoch Young alerted a number of us about a paradigm shifting thought written by Rabbi Nachman Kahana as part of his weekly Parasha commentary.  164 more words

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Hate Crime: The Spanish Inquisition

An auto da fe was the public ceremony at which those condemned by the Spanish Inquisition were sentenced.  Auto da fe means “act of faith.”  The faith doing the acting was Roman Catholicism.   1,502 more words

The History of the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula During the Roman, Visigoth, and Islamic Eras

This video discusses Jewish life in the Peninsula during the Roman era, the Visigothic era, the Islamic era, and the era of the Christian kingdoms. The forced conversions of Jews under the Visigoths and Almohades is discussed. 40 more words

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Diego y Gonzalo de Morales and the Mexican Inquisition

Gonzalo had arrived in the Indies 1520s. Gonzalo eventually owned  a store in Mexico City. He was initially arrested by Fray Vicente de Santa Maria in his capacity as Inquisitor in the summer of 1528. 754 more words

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Early Inquisitional Cases in New Spain

The first Converso prosecuted in the New Spain was Diego Morales. He was sentenced for blasphemy in 1525. He was judged by the commander Leonel de Cervantes.  1,536 more words

Crypto-Jewish History

The Challenge of Modern Day Conversos

The challenge of present day descendants of Conversos may not seem comparable to the those faced by Conversos in the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. 609 more words

Crypto-Jewish History

Rabbi to Present Lecture about Hispanic Sefardim

The Jewish News of Greater Phoenix reports that Rabbi Yosef Garcia will be giving a lecture titled “Crypto Jews/Hispanic Sefardi: The Hidden Jews Among Us,” at 7-8:30 p.m. 149 more words

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