I have always found the experience of speaking about the subject of the book, Sephardic Jews and related topics (i.e. Crypto Jews, Jews and the Age of Discovery, Notable Sephardic Women, etc.), always reaffirming. This past Friday, 1/29, was particularly energizing as I shared the evening with over 100 persons, all but a […]
Back in 1007, I arranged for Robert Benjamin’s PARTED WATERS to have a staged reading by the Arizona Jewish Theater Company at the annual conference of The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies in Phoenix. To my knowledge, that was the first presentation of the play in any form.
Last March, the Arizona Jewish Theater Company offered the […]
Crypto Judaism, one’s own or others’, has inspired works in literature, film, music and literature. I saw and was delighted by a work of theater this week that grew out of Playwright Richard Montoya’s exploration of his family’s potential Sephardic Jewish roots, “Palestine, New Mexico,” at Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum.
My delight came […]