It’s often said that Sephardic culture gets shortchanged in the Jewish world, particularly in comparison to its more famous Ashkenazi counterpart, but as of late, Los Angeles has been awash in the sounds of Ladino and the culture of ancient Spanish Jewry. Now that L.A.’s first...
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During a keynote lecture at a UCLA conference charting the history of Ladino and the ways in which Judeo-Spanish is being studied in the academic world, Eliezer Papo asked rhetorically: “Is Ladino dead?”
As answer, Papo told a joke: “Two friends run into each other on the...
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A dozen members of Kol Sephardic Choir stood in a semicircle, clutching songbooks as they rehearsed the lyrics of “Quando el Rey Nimrod.” Halfway through the Ladino folk song, music director Avi Avliav held his hands up and told the group to stop.
“The idea is to lose yourselves...
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Spain's Andaluca is romance. It's orange blossoms perfuming the air. It's golden drops of sherry sliding down your throat in a smoky bodega. It's fingers dancing on the strings of a flamenco guitar.
This southern wedge of the Iberian Peninsula, known for whitewashed villages...
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Singer Vanessa Paloma loves to perform Ladino songs. "The stories are so amazing," said Paloma, 33. "They're like little tidbits of a society that has been spread around the whole world."
Prior to the 15th century, the Spanish word Ladino translated as "the other," as in cultural...
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The Internet may prove a valuable tool for preserving a language spoken by Jews for 500 years. Sephardi Jews from around the world could help compile a dictionary of Ladino by providing their input via the Internet, according to Winfried Busse, a professor of philology at the Berlin...
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