HaLapid Fall 2003

My Jewish Story

My Jewish Story

I finish my reminiscences on the tenth anniversary of my conversion ceremony on the eve of Selichot. Remember the “Peace Weekend,” ten years ago with its famous handshake between Rabin and Arafat on the White House lawn? My ceremony was that weekend. Recently I saw the controversial film The Holy Land, which was made in […]

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Art as an Expression of Sephardic and Crypto-Jewish Identity:

Art as an Expression of Sephardic and Crypto-Jewish Identity:

The Society of Crypto-Judaic Studies, like most academic organizations, devotes most of its attention to the written word, either findings from scholarly research or personal stories by descendants of the Jews of Spain and Portugal (Sephardim), many of whom had to keep their heritages and identities secret in order to survive. Poetry and dramatic plays […]

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