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  • Devin Naar

    Devin Naar Dr. Devin Naar is the Isaac Alhadeff Professor of Sephardic Studies at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. He was summa cum laude at the Washington University in St. Louis, holds a Ph.D in History from Stanford University, and […]

  • Leonel Chevez

    Descended from the Fuentes family, who were Jews in Spain that were forced to convert during the Inquisition, Leonel Chevez was born in El Salvador. The route that led his ancestors there was fraught with danger. During the Inquisition, part of his family converted to Catholicism in Spain and many fled to Istanbul. Later, to […]

  • Doreen Carvajal

    New York Times writer Doreen Carvajal was raised as a Catholic, ignorant of her Jewish background, and is now tracing her converso ancestors by examining the testimonies presented against them in their inquisition trials. Read her autobiography detailing her journey called “The Forgetting River.”   Doreen Carvajal Clip

  • History

  • Rabbi Leon

    For over 25 years Rabbi Steven Leon has been extending his knowledge of the Anousim, descendants of Jews who were forced to convert during the inquisition. Anousim in Hebrew literally means “the raped ones.” Rabbi Leon, El Paso & Mexico Clip

  • Jose Barreiro

  • Carlos DeMedeiros

    Carlos DeMedeiros grew up in a Catholic family in Rio de Janeiro and became a seminarian. The discovery of his Jewish roots from the inquisition led him to better understand the conflicts of his relationship with the Church. Carlos DeMedeiros Clip

  • Anna and Ise

    Anna Henriques is a Jamaican-born artist and jewelry-maker now living in New York. Her daughter Ise recently chose to have her bat mitzvah in Jamaica amongst her Jamaican family. Anna and Ise Clip

  • Secret Jews Then

  • Secret Jews Today