Like her most famous song, “Ocho Kandelikas,” Jagoda exuded an infectious joy.
Rabbi Nissim Elnecavé will lead a Sephardic-style service, with musical selections from singer Sarah Aroeste and historical context provided by Prof. Devin E. Naar of the University of Washington.
Music written in the ancient language of Spanish Jews is getting a very contemporary revamp.
You may confuse Ladino for Spanish at first, but it's a language of it's own with Jewish and Spanish origins.
Ladino is one of the most important diasporic languages in Jewish history.
If there's one thing Dora Beraha regrets in her twilight years, it is not passing on the 500-year-old language of Istanbul's Jews, Ladino, now on the point of extinction.
This Sephardic language, also known as Judeo-Spanish, has a rich history and is more accessible than you think.
The language rooted in Spanish with connections to Turkish, Hebrew, Greek, Arabic and other languages is in danger of being lost.
A Sephardi Jew explains some commonly confused terms.