Devin E. Naar
By Devin E. Naar
When Sephardic Salonica Burned A Century Ago — Only To Be Destroyed Again
(JTA) — A century ago, on Aug. 18, 1917, a massive fire roared through the Mediterranean port city of Salonica, Greece, then home to the largest and most dynamic Ladino-speaking Sephardi Jewish community in the world. According to local legend, the fire erupted one Sabbath afternoon amid World War I when the coals of a…
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