"His scholarship is massive and his book is both easily manageable and thorough."—Lettre SÃ©pharade
"Gitlitz's magnum opus provides a full fascinating history of the quixotic religion developed by the Jews who were forced to convert to Catholicism in early modern Spain."—Book News, Inc.
". . . this book is thoroughly researched, the author having utilized Inquisition records, chronicles, rabbinical rulings, correspondence, eyewitness accounts, religious manuals, and other historical documents. This book is highly recommended for those interested in the history of the Iberian Jews."—Colonial Latin American Historical Review
" Secrecy and Deceit is a carefully researched, dense, and thorough historical record of the crypto-Jews."—Outlook, Canada