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Ladino: a Spanish dialect spoken by many Sephardic Jews
Apart from a small group of enthusiasts and academics, the Jewish world has taken little notice of Ladino's demise. What is Ladino? Where is it from? Why is it important? And why is it ignored by the Jewish world?
When languages die, whole cultures die with them, and communities lose their identity. Jewish languages are no different.
You don’t need to be Sephardic!
For centuries the language of the Sephardic community, descendants of Jews driven from Spain in 1492, was Ladino, a unique version of Spanish, peppered with Hebrew. From Sarajevo to Seattle, and from Istanbul to Amsterdam, this language functioned much li...
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