New mexicos crypto jews image and memory university of new mexico press 2008 it often takes a confluence of events to awaken a new sensitivity or motivate a heightened interest in an area of study as an example the growing interest in hidden jews. There has recently been a renewed interest in crypto jews as dna tests have revealed the jewish heritage of a number of hispanic new mexicans book jacket table of contents introduction art history memory identity truth the art and craft of cary herz ori z soltes. New mexico press2007ppxxii1543995isbn 978 0 826 34289 8 in the last two decades a number of americans of hispanic descent in the southwest have identified themselves in one way or another as jews. Presents an investigation of the descendants of crypto jews the sephardic jews who were forced to convert to catholicism during the spanish and portuguese inquisitions many openly professed catholicism but continued to practice the jewish faith privately this title contains photographs and . Photographer cary herz 2008 lorenzo dominquez levi ben macario who reflects a crypto jewish heritage spanning centuries in new mexico seen here on the banks of the rio grande in the cover image of the book new mexico crypto jews image and memory from unm press
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