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Jewish Folktales of the Mediterranean: Ladino Day 2018
WhenWednesday, Dec 5, 2018, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus roomKane Hall 130
Event typesLectures/Seminars, Performances, Special Events
Event sponsorsStroum Center for Jewish Studies
Congregation Sephardic Bikur Holim
Congregation Ezra Bessaroth
Seattle Sephardic Network
Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies
Department of French and Italian Studies
Department of Linguistics
Turkish & Ottoman Studies Program, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

Judeo-Spanish tales transmit the wisdom and humor of Sephardic Jews, Jews who originated in the Iberian peninsula (present-day Spain) and who settled all around the Mediterranean.

Paris-based author François Azar will discuss his two new collections of Sephardic folktales, “The Jewish Parrot” and “Bewitched by Solika” — written in both Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) and English — and the significance of storytelling and art in Sephardic culture. Through live performance, members of Seattle’s “Ladineros” Ladino-speaking group will help to bring these classic tales to life.…
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