Genealogist Sarina Roffe will present a talk titled "A Guide to Sephardic
Genealogy" at the Sunday, Sept.
It's cliched to say that food is the lifeblood of Sephardic
Jews, yet anytime an outsider asks what differentiates my Middle Eastern community from others of, say Eastern European origin, I'm compelled to address our diet.
Religious Changes and Cultural Transformations in the Early Modern Western Sephardic
Touro was founded in the 18th century by a Sephardic
Jewish community whose numbers declined over the years.
When it comes to Judeo-Spanish (also labeled Ladino, Sephardic
, and Djudeo-espanyol), the catalogue lists 110,000 speakers, that it is spoken in Israel, Salonika, and Turkey and, with regards to it legal status, that "it is not recognized anywhere." Ladino shares this lack of legal recognition with Coptic (deemed a dead language) Aramaic, Corsican, and Romani.
Lucian poet Derek Walcott's Nobel speech about "that Sephardic
Jewish synagogue that was once on Something Street." (2) Indeed, the Swan Street photograph refuses to offer up easily accessible details of the Jewish Caribbean past, instead suggesting how photographs can obscure as much as they reveal.
The words of "The New Colossus" are emblazoned on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty in New York City, written by poet Emma Lazarus - a Sephardic
Ora de Despertar is a children's album entirely in Ladino, a language also known as Judeo-Spanish, primarily spoken among Sephardic
Jews and also used in Sephardic
religious texts, secular literature, and songs.
Angel gently reclaims the natural, balanced and insightful teachings of Sephardic
Judaism that can and should imbue modern Jewish spirituality in the pages of "The Rhythms of Jewish Living".
There were speakers of Portuguese and Spanish on the island of Curasao (the Sephardic
Jews), but they hardly constituted a majority.