Creating Conversos: Genealogy and Identity as Historiographical Problems

Mercedes Garcia-Arenal has written a number of articles related to Conversos (both Jewish and Muslim). The following article is a review of the critical events leading to the creation of the Converso crisis as well as a review of the book written by Angel Alcalá titled, Los judeoconversos en la cultura y en la sociedadespañola.

Creating Conversos: Genealogy and Identity as Historiographical Problems


Posted by Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez, the director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education, and author of What is Kosher?  Also, follow us on Crypto Jews in Dallas on Facebook.

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Rabbi Juan Bejarano-Gutierrez is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas where he earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. He studied at the Siegal College of Judaic Studies in Cleveland and received a Master of Arts Degree with Distinction in Judaic Studies. He completed his doctoral studies at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago in 2015. His doctoral dissertation is titled “Complex Identities: Christian and Jewish Attitudes Towards Conversos” and was accepted in September 2015. He also studied at the American Seminary for Contemporary Judaism and received rabbinic ordination in 2011 from Yeshiva Mesilat Yesharim.