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Naar featured for efforts to preserve Ladino language | Seattle Globalist

December 5, 2018

Isaac Alhadeff Professor of Sephardic Studies, Devin Naar, is featured in “Local program leads charge to preserve Ladino language.” Naar, one of the foremost scholars on Sephardic Judaism and the Ladino language in the country, talks about his journey to leading the country’s largest known collection of Ladino texts, a language and culture that is in danger of extinction.

The project allows in part, he says, the newer generation of Sephardic Jews to reconnect with the culture of their grandparents that had faded due to assimilation, and can educate the greater American population of a minority group within a minority group that many have never heard of.

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