Juan de Pareja and Diego Velázquez
A unique group descended from Jews forcibly converted by the Spanish church.
How many Jews had been dragged to this baptismal font and how many had just given up the struggle and gone of their own accord?
A new documentary sheds light on an ancient Jewish community in the Mediterranean.
Messages of hope in early printed Hebrew texts.
And other Jewish pirates who sought revenge against the Spanish.
“Oh, just some words that my family always says when we enter a church.”
Anglo-Saxon males do not know how to cry—with the result that, on the odd occasion that they do, they may not know how to stop.
How to fake a pork chop.
Mass conversion, purity of blood, and good Jewish families.
And the remote crypto-Jewish community that persisted into the 20th century.
Rabbi, ambassador, sailor, spy.
They were plugged into an international network of Iberian exiles.
A German nationalist riot and a Muslim character in a play by Heinrich Heine.