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This is short notice but I just found out about a conference that focuses on the history of Crypto-Jews. Killed, expelled and harassed by the Inquisition, Crypto-Jews secretly maintained their Jewish customs while pretending to be Catholic. 24 more words
This is good news on two fronts – indigenous actors setting monetary considerations aside and taking a stand for cultural integrity.
Too begin with Adam Sandler being of Jewish ancestry should have a working knowledge of discrimination and cultural abuse in view of the history his own people have endured, he ought to understand that denigrating a people or their cultural beliefs has no comedic value. 195 more words
One of my favourite Who Do You Think You Are? episodes is the one starring Nigella Lawson (series 3, episode 6), the TV personality and cook book writer who has lately come under huge scrutiny due to her past drug-use and the very public collapse of her marriage to Iraqi-born British businessman… 322 more words
I grew up with a sense of not knowing my origins. Now why was that? You would think that if there were nothing to hide I would know. 258 more words
At one time, the earth was flat, but not any more; at one time, the Jews were specially “chosen”, but not any more.
In this Oxford-published research paper (December 2012) … 326 more words