Learn How to Write Soletreo (the Ladino Alphabet) with David Bunis

Soletreo is the written alphabet of Ladino (also known as Judezmo or Judeo-Spanish), the endangered language of Sephardic Jews. Soletreo uses the letters of the Hebrew alphabet, but appears slightly different from Hebrew script. Very few places around the world offer formal academic instruction in writing soletreo or speaking Ladino. Now, however, anyone can watch this unique soletreo tutorial with world-renowned Ladino expert Prof. David M. Bunis!

This video was made possible by a partnership between the UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies and the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Languages of the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Find out more about the other innovative digital projects supported by the Stroum Center’s Faculty Digital Fellowship, which empowers professors to boost their public scholarship using new media.

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By |2017-09-04T22:42:00+00:00January 14th, 2015|Categories: Sephardic Studies, Video|Tags: , , |1 Comment

About the Author:

Dr. Hannah Pressman writes about modern Jewish culture, religion, and identity. A lifelong lover of languages and literatures, she earned her Ph.D. in modern Hebrew literature from New York University. She is co-editor of Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture (2012). Her writing has appeared in Tablet, the Forward, Lilith, eSefarad, and My Jewish Learning. Dr. Pressman is the former Communications Director and Graduate Fellowship Coordinator at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. She is currently at work on a memoir about her Sephardic family history, connected to explorations of contemporary American Jewish identity.

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  1. Cristina Toma 4/30/2016 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Great lesson! But we may find also other texts in soletreo online for exercice?

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