Flory Jagoda Dedicated Her Life to Preserving Ladino Music—and Inspired Me to Do the Same

Flory Jagoda Dedicated Her Life to Preserving Ladino Music—and Inspired Me to Do the Same

Sarah Aroeste, Jewish&, 02/03/2021

Like her most famous song, “Ocho Kandelikas,” Jagoda exuded an infectious joy.

Ladino Kabbalat Shabbat

Ladino Kabbalat Shabbat

Webmast, 08/07/2020

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.

Breathing new life into ancient Sephardi songs

Breathing new life into ancient Sephardi songs

Jacob Judah, The JC, 06/25/2020

Music written in the ancient language of Spanish Jews is getting a very contemporary revamp.

Local professor teaches free course on endangered language during quarantine

Local professor teaches free course on endangered language during quarantine

Katie Jones, 12WBNG.com, 05/12/2020

You may confuse Ladino for Spanish at first, but it's a language of it's own with Jewish and Spanish origins.

Why Ladino will rise again

Why Ladino will rise again

Aviya Kushner, The Forward, 01/14/2020

Ladino is one of the most important diasporic languages in Jewish history.

Istanbul Jews fight to save their ancestral tongue

Istanbul Jews fight to save their ancestral tongue

Gokan Gunes, AFP, 01/02/2020

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.

9 Things to Know About Ladino

9 Things to Know About Ladino

Sarah Aroeste, My Jewish Learning, 10/25/2019

This Sephardic language, also known as Judeo-Spanish, has a rich history and is more accessible than you think.

Do you speak Ladino? Meet the folks trying to save a dying language

Do you speak Ladino? Meet the folks trying to save a dying language

Ben Kesslen, nbc news, 02/24/2019

The language rooted in Spanish with connections to Turkish, Hebrew, Greek, Arabic and other languages is in danger of being lost.

Latino, Hispanic or Sephardic?

Latino, Hispanic or Sephardic?

Sarah Aroeste, Jewish&, 12/13/2018

A Sephardi Jew explains some commonly confused terms.