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Tour of Spain Part Two: Crypto-Judaism–Keeping the Faith During the Inquisition (online)

Sunday, February 14, 2021 2 Adar 5781

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We will learn about the famous failed boat escape of 1688 when 40 Crypto-Jews tried to flee the Inquisition of the island unsuccessfully. This interactive route challenges the viewers to imagine how secret Jews kept their Jewish traditions behind closed doors. What were some of their customs? How did they pass on through the  generations this “illegal” religion? In his new and cutting-edge virtual tour, Dani Rotstein brings his wealth of Jewish informal education straight to your living room, pulling back the curtain on the Spanish island’s secret Crypto-Judio and Converso history. Don’t miss your chance to discover a unique 600 year-old community, one that the global Jewish world is helping bring back to life!

Click on the links below to learn more about each topic:
​​​​​​​Part 1: Medieval Majorca–The Golden Age
Part 2: Crypto-Judaism–Keeping the Faith During the Inquisition
Part 3: Chuetas–A Segregated Society​​​​​​​
Part 4: Rebirth & Renewal–Modern Day Jewish Revival
Part 5: Taste of Spain–Jewish Roots in Today’s Cuisine

Dani Rotstein is a film producer, history-teller, Rikud-aholic, and community organizer living in the Balearic Islands of Spain. Originally from New Jersey, he moved to Majorca Island in 2014 where he learned of the  taboo history of the Conversos or ​Chuetas​ native to the island. Since then, he has made it his life’s passion to continue exploring, uncovering, and sharing this interesting piece of little-known Jewish history. He believes that the revival of modern Jewish life in Spain can be a shining light to the rest of the world.

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