Jewish Studies

Living in Silverado

Secret Jews in the Silver Mining Towns of Colonial Mexico
By David M. Gitlitz

In this thoroughly researched work David M. Gitlitz traces the lives and fortunes of three clusters of sixteenth-century crypto-Jews in Mexico’s silver mining towns.

Oy, Caramba!

An Anthology of Jewish Stories from Latin America
Edited by Ilan Stavans

First published in 1994 as Tropical Synagogues: Short Stories by Jewish-Latin American Writers, Ilan Stavans’s classic anthology is expanded and updated in this new edition.

Fractured Faiths / Las fes fracturadas

Spanish Judaism, the Inquisition, and New World Identities / El judaísmo español, la Inquisición y identidades nuevo mundiales
By Roger L. DávilaJosef DíazRon D. Hart

Fractured Faiths traces the history of the Sephardic and converso (converted) Jews from their Golden Age to the twenty-first century, in both the land they left behind and in the lands they later settled.

Oy, My Buenos Aires

Jewish Immigrants and the Creation of Argentine National Identity
By Mollie Lewis Nouwen

Between 1905 and 1930, more than one hundred thousand Jews left Central and Eastern Europe to settle permanently in Argentina. This book explores how these Yiddish-speaking Ashkenazi immigrants helped to create a new urban strain of the Argentine national identity.

Like a Bride and Like a Mother

By Rosa Nissán
Translated by Dick Gerdes

Two powerful autobiographical novels of being a Jewish woman in Mexico, dealing with her parents' dictates, and her husband's and family's expectations. The only constant in her life is a need to find her own way.

The Lost Minyan

By David M. Gitlitz

This intricately woven tapestry of historical fiction, profiles ten Crypto-Jewish families coping with the trauma of living between worlds, neither wholly Catholic nor wholly Jewish.

Through a Narrow Window

Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and Her Terezín Students
By Linney Wix

Including biographical and art historical information on Dicker-Brandeis, this book sheds light on her roles as an artist, teacher, and heroine behind Nazi lines in the Second World War.

New Mexico's Crypto-Jews

Image and Memory
Photographs by Cary Herz

Herz offers a photographic tribute to the descendents of New Mexico's secret Jews.

Rethinking Jewish-Latin Americans

Edited by Jeffrey LesserRaanan Rein

These essays by noted scholars place Latin America's Jews squarely within the context of both Latin American and ethnic studies, a significant departure from traditional approaches that have treated Latin American Jewry as a subset of Jewish Studies.

Jews in New Mexico Since World War II

By Henry J. Tobias

Tobias explores the cultural and political influence of the New Mexico Jewish community since the Second World War.

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