Ladino

The fight to keep Ladino alive

On island getaway, Turkish Jews fight to keep their ancestral language alive.

By ELHANAN MILLER
02/05/2019
An illustration of a Spanish Jew before a Grand Inquisitor
Fundamentally Freund: Don’t let Ladino die

Ladino and all that it embodies are part and parcel of our people’s long and winding journey on the historical stage.

Digging for gold

The Tor Hazahav festival in Ashdod presents stellar performers from all Israeli musical genres

11/04/2019
An Israeli musician to relase the first Ladino pop album

“Ladino was something of a forbidden language at our home,” Vazana said. To her father, a Fes native, it represented the opposite of fitting into Israeli society, Noam Vazana explained.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
20/09/2018
Esti Kenan Ofri: Committed to continue.
Keeping the Ladino tradition close to the heart

Multifaceted Israeli artist Esti Keinan Ofri makes her debut at the Oud Festival with a program presenting a selection of her melodies.

By MAXIM REIDER
26/10/2017
Spain to boost protection of 'severely endangered' Ladino language

"The idea isn't to absorb Ladino into modern Spanish, it's the opposite: to preserve it."

01/08/2017
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