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Children of the Inquisition: A Film Whose Time Has Come, June 2019

Corinne J. Brown, the Colorado-based writer, reviews Children of the Inquisition for the Spring/Summer 2019 edition of The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies’ publication Ha Lapid. The film will be screened on June 5, 2019, at BMH Synagogue in Denver. 

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Life After the Inquisition: The Jews of Spain

Fernando Espí Forcén, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago – Winter, 2019

Fernando Espí Forcén, M.D., Ph.D., from the Department of Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago writes about Children of the Inquisition for The Journal of Humanistic Psychiatry.  Forcén concludes that “while many Sephardic Jews overseas are now returning or strengthening their ties with their original homeland, it would be fair to say that the Jewish presence never left Spain as every Spanish person in the present day is, at least, a little Jewish.”

JewishBoston – High Interest in “Children of the Inquisition”

 Ellie Goldberg – March 23, 2016

JGSGB welcomed a large audience for Joseph Lovett’s work in progress about descendants of the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions and their quest to determine and embrace their Sephardic Jewish roots… Read More…


HaLapid – Children of the Inquisition

Autumn/Winter 2015 Issue

In October, Joe traveled to Israel to present clips from “Children of the Inquisition” Knesset Anusim Caucus conference in Jerusalem… Read More…


The Jerusalem Post – Striking Another Historical Blow

Gil Zohar – October 22nd, 2015

More than half a millennium after an infamous Dominican monk (1420-1498) one of the most feared and reviled men in history, founded the Spanish Inquisition purge to his country of “heresy”… Read More…


El Mundo – Conversos Request Passage After Five Centuries

Sal Emergui – May 11th, 2015

José Manuel Laureiro, de 60 años, viene de una familia republicana. Su padre luchó en la Resistencia en Francia. Cuando en el Madrid de los 60 decían en su casa aquello de “nosotros y ellos”, el pequeño José Manuel lo asociaba con republicanos y franquicias… Read More…

El Adelantado – An American Team Shoots Documentary about the Inquisition in the Jewish Quarter of Segovia

Gonzalo Ayuso – April 18th, 2015

La Judería de Segovia y otros lugares de la ciudad han sido elegidos por el equipo de rodaje del largometraje documental ‘Children of de Inquisition’ (Hijos de la Inquisición), un ambicioso proyecto que sigue la huella de descendientes de judíos españoles y portugueses, así como de conversos, repartidos por todo el mundo… Read More…


Hadassah Magazine – Retracing Old Footsteps

Rahel Musleah – February/March 2015

“Something in me has awoken. I can’t explain it but I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I’m Jewish. There are no Jews where I live [in New Mexico]. I was raised Catholic but in Catholic school they would say I didn’t look it. My parents put a huge Star of David with our Christmas lights. I need proof. I need your help. I’m begging you. Please point me in the right direction.” Genie Milgrom receives hundreds of emails like this one every year… Read More…



La Granada Interim Issue – Interview with Joe Lovett

Debbie Wohl Issard – January, 2015

A fascinating trans-media project has been brewing for the past four years. Award-winning film journalist Joseph Lovett, well known for a distinguished
career producing ground-breaking documentaries on emergent public health issues, now turns his journalist’s attention to a subject that has fascinated him for many years, the legacies of the Jews who fled the Inquisition and Expulsion from Spain in 1492… Read More…


My Heritage Blog – Family History: Movies and Documentaries

March 20th, 2014

Genealogy continually gains popularity around the world, and is increasingly becoming a favorite activity and hobby. More and more people want to research their family history and discover their past… Read More…


Tablet – Joseph Lovett Documents Lives of Converso Jews

Jessica Siegel – February 28th, 2014

For ten years, veteran documentary filmmaker Joseph Lovett has been working on a project close to his heart, Children of the Inquisition, which tells the stories of descendants of Jews who fled Spain and Portugal in 1492—some of whom remained practicing Jews, others who are only now discovering their lineage… Read More…