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0:00 - Introduction 0:39 - Ilan's Family's Migration from Poland to Mexico

Keywords: 1910s; 1920s; 1960s; ancestry; anti-Semitism; antisemitism; Ashkenazi Jewry; family background; family history; heritage; immigration; Mexico City, Mexico; migration; Ottoman Empire; Poland; roots; Sefardic; Sefardim; Sephardic Jewry; Sephardim; shtetel; shtetl (small town in Eastern Europe with a Jewish community)

4:16 - Growing Up with a Mix of Mexican and Eastern European Traditions

Keywords: Ashkenazi Jewish culture; Chanukah; community; cooking; culinary traditions; cultural fusion; Eastern Europe; food; Hanukkah; identity; immigration; Jewish holidays; Jewish identity; khanike; latkes; Mexican culture; Mexico; migration; mole latkes; mole sauce; Old Country; otherness; Poland; Spanish language; Yiddish language

9:04 - Ilan Discusses Growing Up with a Maid and Class Relationships in Mexico 14:05 - The History of Jewish Settlement in Mexico City

Keywords: Eastern Europe; immigration; Jewish history; Jewish settlement; Mexican Jewish history; Mexico City, Mexico; migration

16:18 - Ilan's Father's Acting Career, and Ilan's Childhood Neighborhood

Keywords: 1950s; acting; actor; career; childhood; father; Jewish professions; nurse; psychologist; rebellion; secular; secularism

20:13 - The Jewish Community with Which Ilan Grew Up

Keywords: Hebrew language; Israel; Jewish community; schul; self-segregation; shul; synagogue; Yiddish culture; Yiddish language; Yiddish school; Zionism

28:09 - Ilan's Parents' Decision to Send Him to a Yiddish School 34:27 - Ilan Reflects on His Experience Growing Up with Spanish and Yiddish

Keywords: bilingualism; English language; Hebrew language; Jewish identity; languages; Mexico; multilingualism; Spanish language; Yiddish language; Yiddish school

40:27 - The Early Development of Ilan's Relationship with the Diaspora 45:28 - Ilan's Involvement in Bitachon, the Jewish Paramilitary Organization

Keywords: 1980s; anti-Semitism; antisemitism; Bitachon; economic crisis; La Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; Latin American Jewry; Mexican Jewry; paramilitary organization; self-defence; self-defense; UAM

52:01 - Ilan's Family and Teaching Career

Keywords: Amherst College; fatherhood; humanities; identity; marriage; parenting; professor; relationships; teaching; writer; writing

56:01 - Ilan Discusses His Graphic Novel, "El Iluminado"

Keywords: 1500s; author; auto-da-fé; auto-de-fé; Crypto-Jews; Crypto-Judaism; El Iluminado: A Graphic Novel; Ilan Stavans; Luis de Crabajal; semi-autobiography; Steve Sheinkin; writer

62:07 - Ilan's Interest in Crypto-Jews, and the Challenges of Navigating Multiple Identities

Keywords: anti-Semitism; author; Crypto-Jews; Diaspora; diasporic Judaism; El Iluminado: A Graphic Novel; Jewish history; Jewish identity; Mexican education; Mexican Jewish history; persecution; resistance; writer; writing

68:16 - Ilan Discusses His Book, "Golemito"

Keywords: anti-Semitism; antisemitism; author; Eastern European mythology; Frankenstein; golem; Golemito; Ilan Stavans; Jewish mythology; literature; Mary Shelley; Nahuatl poetry; semi-autobiography; writer; writing; Yiddish school

71:37 - Jewishness and Multilingualism in Ilan's Home Today

Keywords: English language; faith; Hebrew language; Jewish home; Jewish identity; Jewishness; multilingualism; religion; Spanish language; synagogue; Yiddish language

76:19 - Transmitting Jewishness and Critical Thinking Skills to the Next Generation

Keywords: critical thinking; cultural transmission; heritage; intellectual transmission; Jewish identity; Jewishness; Mexican identity; Mexicanness; roots

83:03 - Ilan Discusses His Academic and Literary Inspirations

Keywords: academia; audience; Barry Moser; Irving Howe; languages; literature; Ludwig Wittgenstein; words; writer; writing

89:23 - Ilan's Advice to Young Adults Struggling with Navigating Multiple Identities