This week on Unorthodox, the Jewish Supreme Court nominee with a not very Jewish-sounding name, plus Ladino songstress Sarah Aroeste, and ACLU lawyer Gillian Thomas
Yes, I curse in front of my kids. But as a Jewish parent, I have a particularly rich history of curses to choose from.
Washington-area Sephardic Jews share traditional foods and converse in the disappearing language of their ancestors
A makeshift ritual to grieve for Sudanese and Eritrean refugees in Israel
Seven decades ago, the Jews of Rhodes were sent to Auschwitz. Now some descendants are preserving a culture nearly lost.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past
Medieval Sephardic recipes come out of hiding at La Vara, a new restaurant in Brooklyn that reconnects Spanish cuisine with its Jewish roots
The new culinary memoir The Ottoman Turk and the Jewish Girl preserves an immigrant family’s history—and its treasured Passover recipes
The earliest known Ladino memoir, now in translation, sheds light on both Ottoman Jewry and one controversial man’s conflicts with the community
A new compilation album highlights the diversity of contemporary Jewish music
Solomon’s baby and a Hanukkah song you haven’t heard
A very Ladino Hanukkah, a very Latvian Hanukkah, and more
A Ladino conversation group gathers for festivities
After long decline, Ladino in Turkey enjoys a modest revival
From the archives: Flory Jagoda’s popular holiday song has its roots in a Bosnian village
Yasmin Levy brings fire to traditional Ladino music
Flory Jagoda sings the songs of her great-great-great-great-great grandparents
Marcel Cohen’s Ladino lament. Plus: an excerpt from his letter to Antonio Saura.