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Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies’s board member, Rachel Bortnick, shares her passion and dedication to Ladino with The Jewish Daily FORWARD. Congratulations Rachel!

Rachel Bortnick

From The Jewish Daily FORWARD

By Martin Rosenberg
Published January 27, 2013, issue of February 01, 2013.

Each year, languages slip into oblivion. Some say Ladino, or Judaismo, is on that path.
But a community of Ladino speakers thrives online, and songs enlivened with Ladino lyrics are surging in popularity in Israel and Latin America. Academic interest in the language is flowering on campuses from Boston to Los Angeles. At the heart of this Ladino buzz is Dallas resident Rachel Amado Bortnick, born in Izmir, Turkey, in 1938. Read more here.

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