From the Collection: Medjlis umumi, Jewish elections in the Ottoman Empire
When a Jewish election committee officially appointed Haim Nahum as chief rabbi of the Ottoman Empire, it changed the way Ottoman Jews navigated citizenship, self-governance, and religious authority.
STUDENT EVENT | Teaching computers to read Ladino, a heritage language of Sephardic Jews
How do you teach a computer to read an endangered language -- and a language that many people don't even know exists? While machine learning technology has enabled us to read and research texts online in many languages, there's one language that our computers and smartphones have yet to learn: Ladino, a heritage language of Sephardic Jews.
How librarians can recover Sephardic historical figures and improve research on Ladino books
Why do library catalogs sometimes leave out important information about Ladino books, and why is it important to fill in these gaps?
From the Collection: El djugeton, a satirical Ladino newspaper
Published in Istanbul from 1908 to 1931, the satirical Ladino newspaper El djugeton ("The Joker") made headlines in more ways than one.
Ladino: A discussion with Professor Devin Naar about the Ladino language | Foreigncy
In this podcast, Devin Naar discusses the history of the Ladino language and preservation efforts taking place right here in Seattle.