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Gloria Abella Ballen, Ron D. Hart, Camila Mandler,
Nurit Patt, Patricia Gottlieb Shapiro

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Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

Stanley M. Hordes


Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 -- 2:30 pm

Temple Beth Shalom

205 East Barcelona Rd, Santa Fe, NM

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To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico is a seminal book that has been a major factor in shaping thought about the descendants of crypto-Jews, the B’nei Anusim, in the American Southwest. Stan Hordes is one of the founders and prime movers of the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society and the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies. When he assumed the position of New Mexico State Historian in 1981, he encountered Catholic and Protestant Hispanic New Mexicans whose families observed customs suggestive of a Jewish background. He documents the experiences of those families in his book To the End of the Earth. The awards for his work include the Allan and Leona Hurst Award for the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society among others. He is an Adjunct Research Professor at the Latin American and Iberian Institute of the University of New Mexico and holds a Ph.D. from Tulane University.

Quotes about To the End of the Earth

“The most extensively researched book on the subject to date...a compelling sociological study.” (Ze’ev Glicenstein, The Canadian Jewish News)

“Hordes has made an important contribution to our understanding of the religious and ethnic diversity of the Southwest and of the force that the beliefs and practices he has brought to light continues to exert in the lives of the people of the region.” (Thomas M. Cohen, The Americas)

“This is a well told and stunningly researched detective story.”
(David J. Webber, Western Historical Quarterly)

“To the End of the Earth is a true magnum opus and a fitting conclusion to decades of research.” (David Caffey, Prime Time)


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