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Date:
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location:
Cherry Hills Library Cherry Hills Meeting Room
Categories:
Adults, Genealogy, History, Local History, Special Event

Who are the Crypto-Jews and Conversos? Why are they in New Mexico? This presentation traces the history of the Jews in Inquisitional Spain, including how Crypto-Jews kept their secrets in very dangerous times. We will look at the forces that brought them to the New World and, in particular, the American Southwest. Then we will look at contemporary Crypto-Jews and Conversos living in New Mexico: How they live now, why some still keep the secret, and what happens to those who want to return to mainstream Jewish life. Presented by Norma Libman through the Historical Society of New Mexico.

Image: JUDAISM: TORAH. - Scroll of the Torah, a symbol of Judaism. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica. quest.eb.com/search/140_1700154/1/140_1700154/cite. Accessed 23 Apr 2018.

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