from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who conforms to or inculcates Judaism
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who conforms to Judaism in any respect; one who reasons or interprets according to Jewish ideas or teachings.
- n. Specifically One of a class of persons in the early church who, though converted from Judaism to Christianity, still insisted on obedience to the Mosaic law. Also called Jewish Christian.
- n. Also spelled Judaiser.
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In Cuba there was no Holy Office, and very few persons were burnt at the stake — none of them was accused of being a judaizer.
In the Edict of Expulsion, the Jews were blamed for teaching the conversos Jewish rites and laws and for setting an example and providing inspiration for the judaizer or crypto-Jew.
The problem with this approach was inherent to the very nature of crypto-Judaism: a successful judaizer would appear to be a devout Catholic while surreptitiously managing to observe Judaism as well.