HaLapid Winter 2009

Colorin Colorado,  Este Cuento No Se Ha Acabado!

Colorin Colorado, Este Cuento No Se Ha Acabado!

Several years ago, I was taken on a spiritual trip that to this day has revolutionized my life in a manner that needs explanation as does the title of this article. Before I translate, I must tell you that this phrase is used at the end of a story telling session. The phrase means: Color […]

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Papá’s Secret World

Papá’s Secret World

I raced to the kitchen as soon as I heard the door open. I could hear my mamá’s footsteps creak across the wooden floor. She stood over the table panting. A small puff of chicken feathers rose above her head. “Did you kill it?” I felt upset that Mamá had to kill my pollito . […]

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Becoming a Part of the Society

Becoming a Part of the Society

Roger Louis Martínez is Board Member-at-Large and Vice President of Conferences Recently, the editor asked me to pen my own member profile for this issue of HaLapid . It is an odd task – to write about myself – and one certain to bring disaster upon me. Pride and false humility seem inescapable. Instead of […]

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A Tribute to Cary Herz

A Tribute to Cary Herz

Portions of this come from the award presentation speech I gave at the 2007 Albuquerque conference when I presented on behalf of the Society for Crypto Judaic Studies an award to Cary Herz for her many contributions in the field of Crypto Judaism. Cary came up to the podium to accept her award, hugged me […]

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Texas Mexican Secret Spanish Jews Today

Texas Mexican Secret Spanish Jews Today

Jewish food, oral traditions, culture, and secret religious customs are showing up today in the folklore, habits and practices of the descendants of early settlers in southern Texas and the surrounding areas of Mexico. In northern Mexico and what today is Texas, the Jews of Nuevo Leon and its capital, Monterrey, Mexico, lived without fear […]

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