Denominations of Crypto-Judaism

Alevi-Bektashi Judaism

hacibektas-2Alevism and Bektashism are a major contemporary form of very ancient Crypto-Judaism as currently existing primarily in Turkey, Kurdistan, Northern Cyprus, Bulgaria and Greater Albania but also elsewhere in the region and more lately in Western Europe as well and in particular so in Germany. The following book is the first overview of Alevi-Bektashi Judaism (more specifically largely focusing on Zaza Kurdish Alevism) in any language and took several years of compiling and verifying information using journalistic methods.  Read more…

Bnei Anusim

future-2372183_1280 (1)Bnei Anusim (Hebrew for descendants of coerced) is a term that was coined to describe a community previously known as Marranos meaning descendants of forcibly converted Sephardi (Iberian) Rabbinic Jews. Read more…

Dönmeh Judaism

brockhaus_and_efron_jewish_encyclopedia_e13_783-0Dönmeh Judaism was originally part of the religious Southern Jurisdiction of Judah (i.e. Rabbinic Judaism) and instead became part of Alevi-Bektashi Judaism of the religious Northern Jurisdiction of Israel. Read more…

House of Zvi

bible-2153998_1280The Dönmeh House of Zvi (Hebrew Beit Zvi) is descended from Israel’s first hereditary head of state. The family has demographically expanded in every decade in now comprising 73 million human beings worldwide in early 2018, half of whom in China and all living under protected identities and spread out to almost every country. Read more…

Mideast Mosaic of Crypto-Judaism

Screenshot 2017-12-26 at 10.39.53The diverse multicultural mosaic of very closely connected ethnic groups that is the Jewish people is a small remnant of the long history of Jewish civilization. Read more…

Palestinian Communal Reversion

peace-3010107_1280The Palestinians have long been misunderstood on a very fundamental level in terms of their history, origin, culture and why they needlessly ended up the way they did. Palestinians have however long been used for geopolitical agendas of others with zero genuine concern for Palestinian wellbeing. Read more…

Royal Gender

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What does it mean to a royal? Is it a right or a burden? How true is the public image of royals? How did royals typically lead life and how do they live now? What are the obligations of being a royal? What are the rights? Why is it so difficult? What is the connection between royalty and gender? How is royal sexuality different from plebeian sexuality? What about classism, do royals regard themselves as superiors to others and if so how? What is the distinction between “is and ought” in royal life? Are royal genders different from other genders? How do royals relate to hypocrisy? What is the difference between a reigning majesty and other royals? What does it psychologically mean to be a royal and why is it contrary to public perception not enviable at all? Why is it so hard and why is it so painfully burdensome? Read more…