Student Stephanie Dossett recalls her experience learning from Professor Canan Bolel in the Ladino Language and Culture course, which inspired her to cook and bake Sephardic foods.
When it comes to the Ladino Day controversy, David M. Bunis says we should consider the history of how Jews refer to their own languages.
Makena Mezistrano reflects on the sixth annual Ladino Day celebration.
Molly FitzMorris on this year's Sephardic "summer university" in Paris, and why today's Ladino speakers can say "aki estamos" ("we are here").
Opportunity Grant winner Moshé Elias explains why he chose to study Yiddish, and what he discovered when he did.
Opportunity Grant winner Kendra Berry explains how studying language builds empathy — especially in places where nationalistic narratives dominate.
François Azar, a leader of the French Sephardic revival, on writing his own Ladino folktales, censorship, and why he is confident about the future.
The Ladino language is a fusion of old and new. Graduate Fellow Molly FitzMorris reports back on a UCLA conference that explored just this idea.