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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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Secret Jews Podcast Interview

Late last week, I was interviewed by the Mystic-Skeptic Podcast on the topic of Crypto-Jews. The  book touched on my book Secret Jews but also discussed the broader topic of Crypto-Judaism. 56 more words

Crypto-Jewish History

To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico

In many ways, Dr. Stanley Hordes is the pioneer of modern day research into the world of Crypto-Judaism. I have had the pleasure of meeting Dr. 195 more words

Crypto-Jewish History

The Hidden Jews of Spain, Portugal and Latin America

The Mystic-Skeptic Podcast recently interviewed independent researcher David Ramirez on the topic of Crypto-Judaism. The Mystic-Skeptic Podcast covers a variety of topics including politics, history, conspiratorial, etc. 57 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

The Other Secret Jews: Turkey's Dönme Elite

Adam Hirsch of the New Republic recently published an article on the Donme. The Donme were Jews who accepted the messianic claims of Sabbatai Zevi and converted to Islam following their master’s lead. 182 more words

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The Crypto-Jewish Experience: Where It Began, Where It Is Now

I sincerely apologize for this last minute posting. Its been a busy week. The Southwest Jewish Congress will be hosting an event on Crypto-Judaism.

Three part lecture  will feature distinguished speakers on the topic of the Sephardic Expulsion from Spain in 1492, the subsequent underground practices of these Crypto-Jews, and how we see effects of this event in our world (including Texas) today. 98 more words

Crypto-Jewish History