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.
Noam Vazana wrote her upcoming album “Andalusian Brew” in Ladino.
Royal academy sets up Judeo-Spanish branch dedicated to preserving language spoken by people expelled 500 years ago
Malaga’s growing reputation as an arts and culture hub is about to be boosted with the opening of a center dedicated to the philosophical legacy of Spain’s Sephardic Jews.
When the Jews left their Spanish homeland, they couldn’t take much with them, but they could and did take their heritage, their faith, their Ladino or Judeo-Spanish language, and their foods.
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.
Remember the Monty Python line: “No one expects the Spanish Inquisition”? But that’s precisely what happened to the ex-Hasidic reggae star, Matisyahu.
MADRID — Seeking to redress one of the darkest chapters of Spain’s history, the Spanish Parliament on Thursday approved a long-awaited law devised to open the way for citizenship for thousands of Sephardic Jews whose ancestors were expelled in 1492.
JERUSALEM—Spain expelled some 300,000 Jews in 1492. Now, if everything goes as planned, it’s about to invite their descendants back. And the move has got all of Israel buzzing.