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The Return to Judaism

Descendants From the Inquisition Discovering Their Jewish Roots
Malamed, Sandra Cumings (Book - 2010 )
The Return to Judaism
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During the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal, many Jews were forcibly converted to the Catholic faith. These Conversos, as they were called, were required to give up their religion, their traditions, and in some cases even their names. During the 1990s, historian Sandra Malamed conducted a series of probing interviews with people of Spanish and Portuguese descent across the country and abroad, who considered themselves Christians or even non-believers, but who nonetheless practiced various Jewish traditions-often without knowing where the traditions came from. When she explained to them what these customs were all about, they were fascinated to learn that Judaism might be part of their families' history. Malamed made it clear that the interview was not an exercise to convert them, but rather to give them a chance to know their own heritage and to be able to pass it on to their children. For although their Jewish identity may have been taken away from them more than five hundred years ago, they still had a right to know their origins and their heritage.Includes timelines, glossary, bibliography, and index, 85 b&w photographs..
Authors: Malamed, Sandra Cumings, 1942-
Title: The return to Judaism
descendants from the Inquisition discovering their Jewish roots
Publisher: McKinleyville, Calif. : Fithian Press, 2010
Characteristics: xiii, 321 p. :,ill., maps ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Sandra Cumings Malamed
Contents: The Inquisition and the Marranos
Interviews with descendants of the Marranos
Sephardic Judaism in the world
Teshuva, or the return to Judaism
ISBN: 156474504X
9781564745040
Branch Call Number: 909.04924 M236r 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Sephardim History Jews Portugal History Jews Spain History Marranos Social life and customs Marranos Interviews Marranos History
Topical Term: Sephardim
Jews
Jews
Marranos
Marranos
Marranos
LCCN: 2010015666
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