Collage: Child in a corporate culture
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The first post didn’t dilly dally around, did it? It said that Ladino is the heart of Sephardic culture. But heavens, what does that even mean?
In rummaging around looking for a Ladino saying that might help convey some sense of the meaning that language carries, I ran across Sephardic Proverbs by Michael Castro. For him, language goes beyond mere words.
Proverbs …. articulated the unwritten laws of how to be and how to see, and represented the distilled wit and wisdom of Ladino, or Judezmo, the medieval Spanish with a dash of Turkish, Hebrew and other influences, spoken as the main language in Sephardic communities throughout the world until the devastation of the Holocaust.