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Nesi Altaras

Nesi Altaras is an editor of Avlaremoz and holds an MA in Political Science. His writing in English, Turkish, and Ladino has been published in various outlets. He currently lives in Montreal. He can be reached on Twitter @nesialtaras.

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How did Ladino speakers refer to newly arrived Ashkenazim in Ottoman cities? Nesi Altaras uses Ladino’s lexicon as an archive to excavate the power dynamics between Jews speaking different languages, particularly the disdain felt by the already established towards the newly arrived.

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