Download e-book for kindle: A Jewish Voice from Ottoman Salonica: The Ladino Memoir of by Aron Rodrigue,Sarah Abrevaya Stein,Isaac Jerusalmi

By Aron Rodrigue,Sarah Abrevaya Stein,Isaac Jerusalmi

ISBN-10: 0804771669

ISBN-13: 9780804771665

ISBN-10: 0804786941

ISBN-13: 9780804786942

This ebook offers for the 1st time the whole textual content of the earliest identified Ladino-language memoir, transliterated from the unique script, translated into English, and brought and explicated by way of the editors. The memoirist, Sa'adi Besalel a-Levi (1820–1903), wrote approximately Ottoman Jews' everyday life at a time whilst the finely wrought cloth of Ottoman society used to be simply starting to get to the bottom of. His brilliant portrayal of existence in Salonica, an important port within the Ottoman Levant with a majority Jewish inhabitants, therefore offers a distinct window right into a lifestyle sooner than it disappeared because of profound political and social alterations and the area Wars. Sa'adi was once a in demand journalist and writer, probably the most major creators of recent Sephardic print tradition. He used to be additionally a insurgent who accused the Jewish management of Salonica of being corrupt, abusive, and fanatical; that management, in flip, excommunicated him from the Jewish group. The adventure of excommunication pervades Sa'adi's memoir, which files an international that its writer was once himself actively interested by changing.

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