Ladino Literature

Literature in Judeo-Spanish, the language of Sephardic Jews

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Because more scholars and lovers of Ladino have been collecting fables and folk stories, and because more students are enrolling in Ladino classes, the availability of Ladino work in translation should increase. For those who want a perspective on Jewish life in exile that is different from the dominant Ashkenazic portrayal, and for those who want to understand Sephardic culture, exploring Ladino literature through an anthology of folk tales, a novel, or a proverb collection can offer a new window on the story of the Jewish people. 

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Aviya Kushner

Aviya Kushner is a Lecturer of Creative Writing at Columbia College of Chicago. She is the author of And There Was Evening, And There Was Morning.