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Modern Manifestations

Renee Levine Melammed

in A Question of Identity: Iberian Conversos in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195170719
eISBN:
9780199835416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170717.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Three examples of modern manifestations of converso identity have been chosen in order to examine how the passage of time has affected the converso experience. For centuries the first group, the ... More


Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Janet Liebman Jacobs

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The beginnings of Sephardic crypto-Judaism are found in fourteenth-century Spain when, as a result of social and political changes, attacks against the centuries-old Spanish-Jewish community became ... More


Introduction: Crypto-Jewish Descent: An Ethnographic Study in Historical Perspective

Janet Liebman Jacobs

in Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter introduces an ethnographic study on contemporary crypto-Jewish descendants and the effects of hidden ancestry on the construction of religious and ethnic identity among them. It begins ... More


Secrecy, Antisemitism, and the Dangers of Jewishness

Janet Liebman Jacobs

in Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the persisting fears of antisemitism and culture of secrecy among crypto-Jewish Latinas/os in modern society. The most intriguing aspect of modern crypto-Judaism is the ... More


Women and the Persistence of Culture: Ritual, Custom, and the Recovery of Sephardic Ancestry

Janet Liebman Jacobs

in Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the role that crypto-Jewish women played in the maintenance of Jewish-origin beliefs and customs over time, beginning with a review of historical data on role of medieval women ... More


The Self-in-Relation and the Transformation of Religious Consciousness

Janet Liebman Jacobs

in Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the spiritual transformations and self-in-relations in individuals who struggle with their crypto-Jewish heritage and ancestry. The narratives of the crypto-Jewish descendants ... More


Conclusion Ethnic Loss and the Future of Crypto-Jewish Culture

Janet Liebman Jacobs

in Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto-Jews

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233461
eISBN:
9780520936614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233461.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter concludes this study of crypto-Jewish culture by presenting a discussion on the future transmission of crypto-Jewish ethnicity and heritage among the modern descendant population. In ... More


Bordeaux, the Specter of Crypto-Judaism, and the Changing Status of Commerce

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter looks at the circumstances in which Étienne Cleirac composed his writings. Whether Cleirac coined or merely repeated it, the legend of the Jewish invention of marine insurance and bills ... More


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