My Family Were Hidden Jews for Over 500 Years. Not Anymore.

My Family Were Hidden Jews for Over 500 Years. Not Anymore.

Orge Castellano, Hey Alma, 11/09/2020

My family lived in fear as Crypto-Jews, but I'm proudly breaking the family tradition.

Farewell Espana: The World Of The Sephardim Remembered

Farewell Espana: The World Of The Sephardim Remembered

Howard M. Sachar, 10/14/2019

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.

Spain gets 127,000 citizenship applications from Sephardi Jews

Spain gets 127,000 citizenship applications from Sephardi Jews

BBC News, BBC, 10/01/2019

A deadline for Jews living outside Spain to request Spanish nationality has expired with 127,000 applications, most of them from Latin America.

Spanish city gathers descendants of Jews named after it

Spanish city gathers descendants of Jews named after it

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 08/23/2019

In a bid to reconnect with its Jewish history, the city of Marchena in southern Spain organized an international reunion for foreigners named after it.

In Mallorca, descendants of Jews forced to hide their faith now run the community

In Mallorca, descendants of Jews forced to hide their faith now run the community

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 04/04/2019

Pinya is a chueta, the name in Mallorca for about 20,000 people whose Jewish ancestors converted to Christianity centuries ago during the Spanish Inquisition.

On this Spanish island, Purim used to be the biggest holiday for persecuted Jews

On this Spanish island, Purim used to be the biggest holiday for persecuted Jews

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 03/12/2019

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain — On this island south of Barcelona, Jews celebrate Purim these days pretty much as they do most anywhere else in Europe — finally.

An Israeli singer in Amsterdam Creates the World’s First Ladino Pop Album

An Israeli singer in Amsterdam Creates the World’s First Ladino Pop Album

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 09/18/2018

Noam Vazana wrote her upcoming album “Andalusian Brew” in Ladino.

Spain honours Ladino language of Jewish exiles

Spain honours Ladino language of Jewish exiles

Sam Jones, The Guardian, 08/01/2017

Royal academy sets up Judeo-Spanish branch dedicated to preserving language spoken by people expelled 500 years ago

From Spain to Salonika, a Disappearing Shavuot tradition revisited

From Spain to Salonika, a Disappearing Shavuot tradition revisited

Ronit Treatman, Times of Israel, 06/12/2016

A Greek-Sephardic custom until the Nazis decimated the community, will the ‘bread of the seven heavens’ soon be the crumbs of history?