Crypto-Judaism
Crypto-Judaism is the secret adherence to Judaism while publicly professing to be of another faith; practitioners are referred to as "crypto-Jews" (origin from Greek kryptos - κρυπτός, 'hidden'). The ...
Converso
A converso ([komˈberso]; [kõˈvɛɾsu]; Catalan: convers [kumˈbɛrs], [komˈvɛɾs]; "a convert", from Latin conversvs, "converted, turned around") and its feminine form conversa was a Jew or Muslim who ...
Bonafos Caballeria
Bonafos Caballeria (died 1464) was an anti-Jewish writer. He was the son of Solomon ibn Labi de la Caballeria of Zaragoza and assumed the name of "Micer Pedro" upon converting to Christianity. From hi...
Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies
The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies ("SCJS"), founded in August 1990 by Rabbi Joshua Stampfer of Portland, Oregon, and Dr. Stanley Hordes of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the major academic organization ...
Yalçın Küçük
Yalçın Küçük (born 1938) is a Turkish socialist writer, philosopher, economist, historian and media pundit, recognized for his historical studies on the late-Ottoman and Republican periods in the hist...
Neofiti
The neofiti (English: Neophytes) were a group of Italian anusim, also known as crypto-Jews, living in Southern Italy.
The neofiti were descendants of Jews who were forced to convert to Roman C...
Neofiti - Wikipedia
Xueta
The Xuetes ([ʃuˈətə]; singular Xueta, also known as Xuetons), were a social group on the island of Majorca, descendants of Majorcan Jews who either converted to Christianity or were forced to keep the...
Xueta - Wikipedia
Sambenito
Sanbenito (Spanish: sambenito; Catalan: gramalleta, sambenet) was a penitential garment that was used especially during the Spanish Inquisition. It was similar to a scapular, either yellow with red St...
Sambenito - Wikipedia
Beta Abraham
Beta Abraham (Hebrew: בֵּיתֶא אַבְרָהָם, Ge'ez: Bēta Abreham, "House of Abraham") other terms by which the community have been known include Tebiban ("possessor of secret knowledge"), Balla Ejj (Ge'ez...
History of the Jews in Belmonte
The history of the Jews in Belmonte, Portugal, reaches back over six hundred years.
The marranos that have been living in Belmonte are sometimes referred to as the "Belmonte Jews." They are a comm...
Anusim
Anusim (Hebrew: אֲנוּסִים, [anuˈsim]; singular male, Anús, Hebrew: אָנוּס‎ [aˈnus]; singular female, Anusáh, Hebrew: אָנוּסָה‎ [anuˈsa], meaning "Coerced") is a legal category of Jews in h...
Chala (Jews)
Chala (Uzbek: чала [tʃala]) is an Uzbek term meaning "neither this nor that," referring to Bukharan Jews who were allegedly forcibly converted to Islam beginning in the late eighteenth century. In res...
Marrano
Marranos' ([maˈranos]; [mɐˈʁɐnuʃ], [mɐˈʁɐnus], sing. marrano; Catalan: marrans [məˈrans], [maˈrans], sing. marrà) were originally Jews living in the Iberian Peninsula who converted or were forced ...
Marrano - Wikipedia
Paul of Burgos
Paul of Burgos (born at Burgos about 1351; died 29 August 1435) was a Spanish Jew who converted to Christianity, and became an archbishop, lord chancellor, and exegete. He is known also as Pablo de Sa...
Paul of Burgos - Wikipedia
Shavei Israel
Shavei Israel (Hebrew: שבי ישראל‎, Returners of Israel) is an Israeli-based Jewish organization that reaches out to descendants of Jews around the world to strengthen their connection with Israe...
New Christian
New Christian (Spanish: cristiano nuevo; Portuguese: cristão-novo; Catalan: cristià nou) was a law-effective and social category developed from the 15th century onwards, and used in what i...
Spanish Inquisition
The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition (Spanish: Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición), commonly known as the Spanish Inquisition (Inquisición española), was established in 1478...
Spanish Inquisition - Wikipedia
Alphonso de Spina
Alphonso de Spina (unknown date of birth – in or about 1491) was a Spanish Franciscan Catholic Bishop, preacher and writer.Thought by many to be a convert from Judaism, Alphonso de Spina was fo...
Alphonso de Spina - Wikipedia
Mateo Alemán
Mateo Alemán y de Enero (September 1547 – 1615?) was a Spanish novelist and writer.
Alemán was born in Seville, where he graduated at the University in 1564. He later studied at Salamanca a...
Mateo Alemán - Wikipedia
Allahdad incident
The Allahdad was an 1839 violent riot and forced conversion against the Jews of Mashhad, Khorsan, Qajar Iran. After forced conversion of the Mashhadi Jews to Islam, many practiced Crypto-Judaism. The...
Allahdad incident - Wikipedia
Moses Zarzal
Moses Zarzal (fl. 1400) was a converso Spanish Jewish writer and physician to Henry III of Castile. He was the dedicatee of Profiat Duran's Hebrew almanac The girdle of the Ephod. 1395 Poems in Castil...
Juan Alfonso de Baena
Juan Alfonso de Baena (c. 1375 – c. 1434) was a Castilian troubadour. Born at Baena, he served as escribano escribiente (notarial secretary) at the court of John II of Castile. He was a Marrano....
Artur Carlos de Barros Basto
Artur Carlos de Barros Basto (Hebrew name: Abraham Israel Ben-Rosh) was born December 18, 1887 in Amarante, Portugal, and died in Porto on March 8, 1961. He made a career in the military and as a writ...
Artur Carlos de Barros Basto - Wikipedia