Society for Crypto Judaic Studies
Message from the President
Kathleen J. Alcalá
From HaLapid, Fall 2009
I am pleased and a little scared to be the new president of the Society for Crypto Judaic Studies. Stanley Hordes is a hard act to follow, but after ten years as a member, it is only fair that I do my part.
Most of us are still
floating a few inches above the ground after the nineteenth annual conference,
which was held in
Our newsletter, HaLapid, is joined this year by a sister publication, the
Journal of Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian Crypto Jews (JOSPIC-J), edited by
Abe Lavender of
Now more than ever, the society looks forward to the new: new members, new technologies and new stories. The writer and philosopher Walter Benjamin understood that a story is just a vessel for conveying information in a form that we will understand and remember. It can be a book, a plate, a movie or a talk with good friends.
We hope that you will
join us for all of those at the next conference in