Prayers and poems written in Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish language of Sephardic Jews, give a window onto the annual Jewish holiday of Tisha Be-Av.
Sephardic ballads called romansas hold valuable medieval Spanish history. Rina Benmayor recorded these songs in the 1970s and will speak at UW on April 24th.
This fascinating historical poem is one of many Ladino works by Sephardic cultural activist Albert D. Levy (1896-1963).
The twist of fate that led UW sophomore Ashley Bobman to a treasure trove of Ladino notebooks - written by her own great-grandfather.