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Sunday, February 10 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
The Reality of Sephardic Crypto-Jews in the 21st Century

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One of the most contemporary controversial issues within the Jewish world, the deconstruction of the myth facing Crypto Jews in the XXI century: from a World Historic and Halakhic (Jewish Law) perspectives. Scholar Carlos Zarur; Beatriz Pestana-Osuna and Van-Troi Perozo, both Sephardic Jews from Converso background, will present the multiple issues faced, one being the issue of conversion or not conversion for Bene Anusim, from a Sephardic perspective versus Ashkenazi position.

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Beatriz Pestana-Osuna

Beatriz Pestana-Osuna, originally from Venezuela is an artist and printmaker, who exhibits her work locally and internationally. She works as a speech/language pathologist in education. Bea is also an independent researcher in the areas of Crypto-Judaism and Inquisition as well as a contributor to her family's genealogical archive research. Beatriz is a Sephardic Jewish woman of Spanish and Portuguese background.
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Carlos Zarur

Carlos Zarur, Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, was born in a Syrian-Sephardic family and has lived in several countries throughout his life. He holds masters degrees in the areas of Comparative Religious Studies, Sephardic Studies, Marranism Studies (Crypto Judaism), Peripheral Jewish Communities, and Culture and Customs of Oriental Jewries. He did two years of Rabbinical Studies at Porat Yosef Sephardic Yeshiv, and... Read More →

Sunday February 10, 2013 12:00pm - 1:15pm
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