Alan Astro has compiled the first anthology of Latin American Yiddish writings translated into English. Included are works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, and Cuba, with one brief memoir by a Russian rabbi who arrived in San Antonio, Texas, in 1910.
A Contemporary Crypto-Jewish Priest Reveals Secrets of His Double Life
By Trudi Alexy
$24.95 Hardcover 978-0-8263-3055-0 February 2003
Through correspondence with the author, a Crypto- Jewish Catholic priest who provides protection to Jews living as Catholics in Latin America reveals the struggles with his hidden self and the burden of secrecy in his true identity.
Luis de Carvajal, A Secret Jew in Sixteenth-Century Mexico
By Martin Cohen
$30.00 Paperback 978-0-8263-2362-0 July 2001
Indicted by the Inquisition and burned at the stake in 1596 at the age of thirty, Luis left valuable literary documents--his memoirs, his last will and testament, and his letters to his mother and sisters in the inquisitorial prison.
In this first history of the Jews in New Mexico--from the colonial period to the present day--the author continuously ties the Jewish experience to the evolution of the societies in which they lived and worked.