Jewish Studies

Yiddish South of the Border

An Anthology of Latin American Yiddish Writing
Edited by Alan Astro

Alan Astro’s pioneering collection of Latin American Yiddish writings translated into English includes works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, Colombia, and Cuba.

The Marrano Legacy

A Contemporary Crypto-Jewish Priest Reveals Secrets of His Double Life
By Trudi Alexy

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.


By Julia Stein

These poems treat the condition of Jewish women in the Bible as a prelude to the trials, misfortunes, and victories of the twentieth century.

Secrecy and Deceit

The Religion of the Crypto-Jews
By David M. Gitlitz

Comprehensive history of crypto-Jewish beliefs and social customs.

The Martyr

Luis de Carvajal, A Secret Jew in Sixteenth-Century Mexico
By Martin Cohen

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.

The Collected Stories of Moacyr Scliar

By Moacyr Scliar
Translated by Eloah Giacomelli

From Brazil's most distinguished and important Jewish writer comes this anthology of powerful stories, bringing a compelling voice of the Jewish Diaspora to the English language.

The Book of Memories

By Ana Shua
Translated by Dick Gerdes

The humorous and moving story of three generations of a Jewish family in Argentina.

The Jewish Gauchos of the Pampas

By Alberto Gerchunoff
Translated by Prudencio de Pereda

Originally published in 1910, this stirring depiction of shtetl life in Argentina is once again available in paperback.

A History of the Jews in New Mexico

By Henry J. Tobias

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.