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Elizabeth Azulay Gardner

I started uncovering my Sephardic roots in 2017 after I discovered on a trip to Spain that I was entitled to Spanish citizenship if I could prove my lineage to the Jews who were expelled in 1492.I knew nothing about my family history – my father hid our Jewish roots from me and changed his […]

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Children of the Inquisition premieres at Seattle Jewish Film Festival, March 2019

Children of the Inquisition was welcomed by an enthusiastic audience at the 25th Annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival on March 24th, 2019. Founded in 1995, the Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) is the largest Jewish event in the Pacific Northwest, one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the Puget Sound region, and a vital cornerstone […]

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Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies 27th Annual Conference

David M. Gitlitz, Ph.D., scholar-administrator of the University of Rhode Island, who over the last two decades has divided his time among research on Sephardic historical topics, Spanish Golden Age literature, pilgrimage studies, and university administration and teaching, is also one of the people featured prominently in Children of the Inquisition. David will be speaking about […]

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Rabbi Stephen Leon’s book “The Third Commandment and the Return of the Anusim” is published

Featured in “Children of the Inquisition”, Rabbi Stephen A. Leon was born in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Colombia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, receiving his ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion. From 1986 to the present, Rabbi Leon has been the spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Zion in El […]

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