Halapid Summer 2001

A Letter From Brazil

A Letter From Brazil

The following was sent to Art Benveniste’s website, and is reprinted with the writer’s permission. We have tried to maintain her style, while making only a few corrections to her English. I was really very grateful to know that you are interested in learning more about the story of crypto Judaism in my family. First, […]

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Crypto Connections: The Battle of Lepanto, The Duke of Naxos and Don Quixote

Crypto Connections: The Battle of Lepanto, The Duke of Naxos and Don Quixote

On October 7, 1571, two great armadas, one Christian and one Moslem, met at the mouth of the Gulf of Patras, off Lepanto, Greece. The battle is significant for several reasons: It was the last naval battle in history in which both navies used galleys propelled by slaves chained to oars, it marked the end […]

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