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Traditions & customs of the Sephardic Jews of Salonica

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Traditions & customs of the Sephardic Jews of Salonica
Call No: 296.74 M71t

Call Number296.74 M71t
Dates[2006]; ©2006
Statement of Responsibilityby Michael Molho ; translated by Alfred A. Zara ; edited by Robert Bedford.
Creators & ContributorsMolho, Michael (author)
Zara, Alfred A. (translator)
Bedford, Robert (editor)
Summary"The traditions, customs, rituals and beliefs, proverbs, ballads, songs and tales which author Michael Molho has preserved in these pages are conveyed with a genuine appreciation and passion for his culture, and will invoke in the eyes of its readers the ancient ties of the Sephardim to their Spanish and Iberian origins. Appearing for the first time in the English language, annotated and supplemented by 150 rare photographs and illustrations, Traditions and Customs of the Sephardic Jews of Salonica depicts the colorful and picturesque life and Judeo-Spanish language of the Sephardic Jews in Salonica, as it existed for nearly five hundred years before its tragic destruction during the Holocaust." —Back Cover
  1. The Wedding
  2. Birth and Circumcision
  3. Education and Teaching
  4. Children's Games and Sayings
  5. Individual and Family Life
  6. Death and Mourning
  7. Festivals and Observances
  8. Magical Practices, Beliefs and Superstitions
  9. Medical Practices
  • Wedding Songs
  • Sephardic Melodies
  • Proverbs and Sayings
  • Un Kavritiko
  • Chronology
  • Glossary
  • System of Transcription
Physical Description xlv, 384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the Spanish by Alfred A. Zara.
PublisherNew York : Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture
  • "From the manuscript Us et Coutumes des Juifs de Salonique, and published as Usos y costumbres de los Sefardíes de Salónica." Title page verso
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 369–374) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2006 by Linda Arato in memory of her father, Freddy Zara