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last sunday evening (6th october), 6.45-7.15pm, on bbc radio 3 

ladino (produced and presented by jessica marlowe) (in the between the ears series)

Ladino is the language of the Sephardic Jews who were expelled from the Iberian Peninsula after 31 March 1492, during the Spanish Inquisition, by the Catholic Monarchs Isabel and Ferdinand.  

The language has continued to be spoken as the lingua franca amongst the Sephardic Diaspora for over 500 years and is currently listed as endangered by UNESCO. The last generation of speakers to use Ladino at home are now mostly in their nineties.  


PM: Portuguese citizenship

this evening (friday 30th), 5.43-5.49pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.24pm and 9.54pm saturday on newshour on bbc world service radio) 

pm (presented by evan davis) includes …

Some British Jews have applied for Portuguese citizenship, for which they they are now entitled if they can prove their ancestors fled the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions some years ago.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter naomi grimley

• appplicant alex abrahams

gabriel steinhardt, president, lisbon jewish community

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