Zamora lights up
January 30, 2014 11:29
A city in norther Spain celebrates the first International Ladino Day.
Hannukah in Spain.
(photo credit:CONCHA JAMBRINA LEAL)
When I attended a conference on the Jewish history of Zamora this past July, I never imagined that six months later I would find myself in the city’s famous La Alhondiga conference hall reading out in Ladino (or Djudezmo) the questions that Alexander the Great posed to Jewish sages of yore.Yet there I was on the last day of Hanukka – December 5 – which the National Ladino Authority has established as the first International Ladino Day. In addition to the reading, I was privileged to explain the holiday of Hanukka and its customs.