2010 Conference
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Shabbat at Limmud NY

Crypto Jews, Marranos, Conversos, Anusim
The Forgotten Sephardic Jews

Carlos Zarur

Global History & Culture, Identity & Responsibility

Come and explore the history of those known as Crypto-Jews, the often forgotten Sephardic Jews. Help ensure that they will be forgotten no longer. Learn about their struggle to return to the Jewish faith, the rejection of the Rabbinical authorities, and the halachic (Jewish legal) perspective of the phenomenon.

Carlos Zarur

Carlos Zarur is an adjunct Professor in Anthropology and Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He holds Masters Degrees in Jewish Studies in the areas of Western and Eastern Sephardic Studies, Customs and Culture of Mizrahi (Oriental or Eastern) Jewries, Peripheral Jewish Communities, Crypto-Jewish Studies and Marrano-Converso Phenomena among others. Carlos has participed in two documentaries about the Crypto-Jews in Brazil, and he is an independent researcher of the subject. Involved with Jewish Identity issues in Brazil, as Sephardic/Mizrahi Jew, one of his main goals is the dissemination and teaching of these rich Jewish Cultures.

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