Crypto Jews (Secret Jews)

Course Description: This course will examine the story of Jews who hid their real religion from the Inquisition. Together we will explore the ramifications of their decision to lead a double life. We will also study the long-term cultural impact of crypto-Jewish behavior.

Facilitator: Harry Ezratty graduated from NYU and Brooklyn Law School. He is the author of three books and many articles on Jewish history of the New World and the United States. He has lectured in a variety of academic venues across a wide geographic region, and ran six Jewish Heritage Cruises through the Caribbean. Harry currently teaches at CCBC.

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