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Urban Sephardic Culture in the Ottoman Empire

An overlooked golden age of Jewish culture flowered in the cities of Istanbul, Edirne, Salonica, Izmir, Aleppo, Damascus, Baghdad, Cairo, and Alexandria—where almost no Jews live today

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Roman Holiday

Italy’s glorious food is well-known, but not its rich Jewish culinary heritage, spanning 2,000 years. In honor of the 40th birthday of Chez Panisse, I’m planning a menu of Italian Jewish classics.

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Road From Damascus

Struggling to maintain a Mizrahi heritage in an Ashkenazi-dominated culture

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Today in Tablet

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

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A New Dawn

After long decline, Ladino in Turkey enjoys a modest revival

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Sundown: The Home Team

Pols, playwrights, and players

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The Minority Within the Minority

A new book examines the place of Sephardim in America

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Sketches of Spain

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

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