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Spanish Judaism, the Inquisition, and Identity in the New World


Roger Martinez, a professor at the University of Colorado and former president of the Society of Crypto-Judaica Studies, and Joseph B. Diaz, the curator of the New Mexico History Museum have joined forces to present a fascinating an exhibit. 125 more words

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Did Crypto-Jews Reach Ireland?

The migration of Crypto-Jews from Spain and Portugal to France, England, Germany, and the overseas Spanish and Portuguese empires has been well documented. Numerous studies have discussed the communities that were established by former Conversos. 52 more words

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Why won’t Israel acknowledge the Armenian Genocide? The Donmeh Jewish leadership of Turkey was responsible

TMR Editor’s Note:
The following two articles provide some relatively unknown yet critical history concerning the Armenian Genocide which occurred from 1915 through 1923.  That the genocide took place is indisputable; that various countries would have the world community of nations believe otherwise is quite curious. 3,668 more words

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Crypto-Judaism: Rabbi Isaac bar Sheshet

The following video tells the story of a little known Converso from Valencia. The individual in question is the famous Rabbi Isaac bar Sheshet. He never mentions this in his own writings, but court documents from the city of Valencia indicate that he converted under duress in 1391. 76 more words

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Finding Our Crypto-Jewish Ancestry... A Reality Show?

I had a dream about a new reality show where people who had suspicions that their ancestors were Crypto-Jews, went to Europe together (especially Amsterdam) and sleuthed around trying to discern if there ancestors were among those who pretended they were Christians when in reality, they were Jews trying to avoid oppressive Christian majorities. 321 more words


A Halakhic Teshuvah on the Descendants of Anusim

The awareness of a Crypto-Jewish background or family line has brought many individuals  throughout Latin America to consider a return to the faith of their fathers. 140 more words


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 more words

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