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Re: USAGE: Cool Idioms (was Bibliography)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Sunday, March 28, 1999, 4:26
On Sat, 27 Mar 1999 22:46:06 -0500 Carlos Thompson
<chlewey@...> writes:
>> So, maybe it's connected, maybe it isn' could be some kind >>of >> Anusim ("marranos") thing, maybe?
>"marranos"? >With the meanings I use for "marrano" and all the alternative meanings >the >dictionary has, anything that is not a four-leged hog is obscure to >me.
>Carlos Th >
"Marranos" is the commonly-known name for the Anusim ("forced ones" in Hebrew), Conversos, Crypto-Jews, etc....Jews who publicly became Christians in order to escape the Expulsion from Spain in 1492 but continued to practice Judaism in secret. The Inquisition was used to find and kill them. The name "marrano" is probably because that's what the Christians called them as an insult. -Stephen (Steg) "do not fear sudden terror" ___________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]