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By Stanley M. Hordes

ISBN-10: 023112936X

ISBN-13: 9780231129367

ISBN-10: 0231129378

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In 1981, whereas operating as New Mexico country Historian, Stanley M. Hordes started to listen tales of Hispanos who lit candles on Friday evening and abstained from consuming red meat. pondering the problem, Hordes learned that those practices may rather well were handed down during the centuries from early crypto-Jewish settlers in New Spain. After huge learn and thousands of interviews, Hordes concluded that there has been, in New Mexico and the Southwest, a Sephardic legacy derived from the converso group of Spanish Jews.

In To the tip of the Earth, Hordes explores the striking tale of crypto-Jews and the tenuous maintenance of Jewish rituals and traditions in Mexico and New Mexico over the last years. He follows the crypto-Jews from their Jewish origins in medieval Spain and Portugal to their efforts to flee persecution through migrating to the hot global and settling within the a ways reaches of the northern Mexican frontier.

Drawing on person biographies (including these of colonial officers accused of secretly working towards Judaism), relations histories, Inquisition documents, letters, and different fundamental resources, Hordes presents a richly certain account of the commercial, social and non secular lives of crypto-Jews through the colonial interval and after the annexation of recent Mexico through the USA in 1846. whereas the yank govt provided extra spiritual freedom than had the Spanish colonial rulers, cultural assimilation into Anglo-American society weakened many components of the crypto-Jewish tradition.

Hordes concludes with a dialogue of the reemergence of crypto-Jewish tradition and the reclamation of Jewish ancestry in the Hispano group within the past due 20th century. He examines the exposure surrounding the rediscovery of the crypto-Jewish neighborhood and explores the demanding situations inherent in a learn that makes an attempt to reconstruct the historical past of a those that attempted to go away no documentary record.

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