As Yiddish has had a renaissance, so, too, is Ladino having its moment. But we need to seize the opportunity before it is too late.
Before Golda, and even before Herzl, there was Dona Gracia Nasi, the 16th-century Zionist, feminist, and the Harriet Tubman of the Jewish people. She is one of the most remarkable women in Jewish history — and in history, period. It’s a tragedy that so few people know her name.