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Dr. Juan Marcos Bejarano-Gutierrez is a rabbi, scholar, and electrical engineer who has been a board member of the Society for Crypto-Jewish Studies and is currently director of the B’nei Anusim Center for Education. His many books include: Against the Greeks: Understanding the Classical Jewish Worldview; Forgotten Origins: The Jewish History of Jesus and Early Christianity; Secret Jews: The Complex Identity of Crypto-Jews and Crypto-Judaism; and Zionism: The Question of Jewish Identity. In this wide-ranging and insightful conversation with Dr. Yeshaya Gruber of the Israel Bible Center, R. Dr. Bejarano-Gutierrez discusses the complexities of Jewish and Christian identities from ancient times until today, from the challenges of Hellenism to the deepest horrors of the Inquisition and the new realities of modernity. His special focus on forced converts and secret Jews gives him a unique perspective on Jewish-Christian relations and history.