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Hanukkah Alegre!

Washington-area Sephardic Jews share traditional foods and converse in the disappearing language of their ancestors

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Mourning in the Language of Tisha B’Av

A makeshift ritual to grieve for Sudanese and Eritrean refugees in Israel

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Seattle’s Sephardi Jews Brought Us Starbucks: Now They’re Trying To Bring Back Ladino

Seven decades ago, the Jews of Rhodes were sent to Auschwitz. Now some descendants are preserving a culture nearly lost.

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Sephardic Singer Flory Jagoda Keeps the Music of Her Prewar Bosnian Childhood Alive

The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past

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Cooking Up Spain’s Jewish Past

Medieval Sephardic recipes come out of hiding at La Vara, a new restaurant in Brooklyn that reconnects Spanish cuisine with its Jewish roots

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Turkish Memories, Jewish Food

The new culinary memoir The Ottoman Turk and the Jewish Girl preserves an immigrant family’s history—and its treasured Passover recipes

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Salonica Stories

The earliest known Ladino memoir, now in translation, sheds light on both Ottoman Jewry and one controversial man’s conflicts with the community

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Un Mariage Andalou

Huppah Dreams

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Sephardic Sounds

A new compilation album highlights the diversity of contemporary Jewish music

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Today in Tablet

Solomon’s baby and a Hanukkah song you haven’t heard

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Today in Tablet

A very Ladino Hanukkah, a very Latvian Hanukkah, and more

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Hanukkah Alegre!

A Ladino conversation group gathers for festivities

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A New Dawn

After long decline, Ladino in Turkey enjoys a modest revival

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Ocho Kandelikas

From the archives: Flory Jagoda’s popular holiday song has its roots in a Bosnian village

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Passion Songs

Yasmin Levy brings fire to traditional Ladino music

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La Nona Kanta

Flory Jagoda sings the songs of her great-great-great-great-great grandparents

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Sketches of Spain

Marcel Cohen’s Ladino lament. Plus: an excerpt from his letter to Antonio Saura.