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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2012 12:00 am

Artist Anita Rodriguez's "aha" moment came after reading "To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico."

The 2005 book by New Mexico's former state historian, Stanley Hordes, tells the story of the Southwest's Converso settlers and the elements of their Sephardic heritage - among them lighting candles on Friday night and refraining from eating pork - that were passed down over 500 years.

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