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

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.

From Spain To Latin America, How A Mass Migration Created A Thriving Latino/Jewish Community

Danielli, MItu, 12/26/2019

In a world without anti-Semitism, would Latinos be more widely known as Jewish because their ancestors weren’t forcibly converted?

Sephardic Leek Patties for Hanukkah

Susan Barocas, The Nosher, 12/24/2019

A traditional fried treat with a fascinating history.

At Art Basel in Miami, a Tale of Jewish Immigration and Redemption

Danielle Ziri, Haaretz, 12/12/2019

The Jewish contribution to the famous art fair this month showcased just how diverse the community is: 'I finally understood why we never celebrated Christmas!'

Disney’s First Jewish Princess Arrives in Time for Hanukkah

Mark I Pinsky, Moment, 12/12/2019

Finally, just in time for Hanukkah, a bona fide Disney Jewish princess has arrived.

The Golden Crunch of Churros for Hanukkah

Joan Nathan, The New York Times, 12/10/2019

Drawing inspiration from Jewish Latinos, some cooks and bakers are making the sweet fritters for the holiday, instead of the traditional jelly doughnuts.


Rachel Figueroa de Zimmerman, Tablet Magazine, 11/08/2019

Every Friday, the aroma of simmering onions, cumin, turmeric, peppers, and garlic waft up from Jewish stovetops throughout the world.

The Seventh Heaven: Travels Through Jewish Latin America (Pitt Latin American Series)

Ilan Stavans, University of Pittsburgh Press, 10/15/2019

Internationally renowned essayist and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans spent five years traveling from across a dozen countries in Latin America, in search of what defines the Jewish communities in the region, whose roots date back to Christopher Columbus’s arrival. In the tradition of V.S. Naipaul’s explorations of India, the Caribbean, and the Arab World, he came back with an extraordinarily vivid travelogue.


Recipes of My 15 Grandmothers: Unique Recipes and Stories from the Times of the Crypto-Jews during the Spanish Inquisition

Genie Milgrom, , 01/01/1970

Recipes of My 15 Grandmothers is a collection of recipes and stories from the times of the Crypto-Jews who were hiding and pretending to be Catholic during the Spanish Inquisition while practicing their Judaism underground through the present. The grandmothers of the family devised clever ways to disguise the fact that they were still keeping kosher while appearing to be eating pork.


Farewell Espana: The World Of The Sephardim Remembered

Howard M. Sachar, , 01/01/1970

They number barely a million today, less than one-tenth of the world Jewish population. But long ago, on Iberian soil, they were the magisters of their people, and the leaven of Mediterranean civilization altogether.