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Did N.Y. State Senate hopeful Julia Salazar lie about being Jewish?

The following article Controversy regarding Julia Salazar was brought to my attention by a reader of this website. I read the article and found it fascinating. 332 more words

Crypto-Jewish History

Secret Jews- The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism Part 1

The following is a reading of the introduction to Secret Jews- The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism by Juan Marcos Bejarano Gutierrez. This is part 1 and subsequent videos will continue with the introduction. 40 more words

Crypto-Jewish History

Jewish Learning for Crypto-Jews Part 3

David Ben Yosef continues his weekly Video Cast with a new video on Benei Anusim Projects and resources.

In today’s episode, David discusses the holistic approaches to Jewish living. 54 more words

Conversos

Jewish Learning for Crypto-Jews Part 2

David Ben Yosef continues his weekly Video Cast with a new video on Benei Anusim Projects and resources.

In today’s episode, David discusses the Modern Orthodox movement, the need to create Jewish institutions founded by Benei Anusim or descendants of crypto-Jews and the importance of Jewish education. 53 more words

Crypto-Jewish History

Suddenly Jewish: Jews Raised as Gentiles Discover Their Jewish Roots Book Review

Imagine the following scenario: From the time you were very young, you thought you knew who you were. As far back as you can remember, you were given a certain identity. 189 more words

Books

Jews and Dissenters in England and Wales

A correspondent with Jewish ancestors who lives in East Anglia and has family connections to Wales has provided some fascinating information about the Jewish presence in England and Wales as well as offering speculations about the significance of particular surnames. 423 more words

Authors in Conversation: Mary Morris discusses GATEWAY TO THE MOON with Michelle Brafman

Mary Morris’s new book, Gateway to the Moon, weaves together the contemporary story of Miguel Torres, a young man desperately trying to escape an impoverished New Mexico town, with the tales of his ancestors’ long journey from Spain. 1,486 more words

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