Fiction

Crafting (Personal Passion) + Credible (Thinking) + Crypto-Jewish (Facts, Languages) = Literature (National Standards)

Crafting (Personal Passion) + Credible (Thinking) + Crypto-Jewish (Facts, Languages) = Literature (National Standards)

Areas of Enquiry  Numerous fiction novels have surfaced endorsing authentic representation of past and contemporary crypto-Jewish voices. Jewish and non-Jewish writers have seized the topic to construct stories of Iberian crypto-Jewish plots. What does it mean to craft credible Crypto-Jewish literature? Writing encompasses the artful linguistic craft of balancing accurate nuances of language, culture and […]

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Corinne Joy Brown to Speak at UCCS – 5 November 2013

Corinne Joy Brown to Speak at UCCS – 5 November 2013

Historical Fiction-The Frontier between Imagination and Reality The Sephardic and Crypto-Jewish Studies Program, a scholarly affiliation of the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies, welcomes Ms. Corinne Joy Brown to UCCS on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Ms. Brown, an accomplished author and the Editor of HaLapid, will speak from 4:30 to 6:00 […]

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The Cross by Day, Mezuzah by Night

The Cross by Day, Mezuzah by Night

Jewish Publication Society; Hardcover, $14.95 reviewed by Arthur Benveniste Set in Seville in 1492, this novel for young adults, is a first person narrative, the story of Isabel Caruso de Carvallo, a Catholic girl of wealth and privilege. Expecting a special thirteenth birthday celebration of gifts and family feasting and a special present from her […]

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Abuelita’s Secret Matzahs

Abuelita’s Secret Matzahs

Reviewed by Arthur Benveniste The pages of HaLapid have presented reviews of many books dealing with the history and culture of crypto Jews, some of them quite scholarly, others written in a more popular style, some fiction and some histories. But, until now, the books have been directed towards an adult readership. What a pleasure […]

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Days of Awe

Days of Awe

New York: Ballantine Books, 2001. 371 pages. Reviewed by Abe Lavender Days of Awe, a novel, is the story of a crypto-Jewish family in Cuba and the United States. The protagonist is Alexandra “Ale” San José, who was born in Havana on January 1, 1959, the same day that Fidel Castro began his dictatorship. To […]

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