Autoridad Nasionala del Ladino

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Autoridad Nasionala del Ladino (Judaeo-Spanish pronunciation: [autoɾiˈdad nasjoˈnala del laˈdino], "National Authority of Ladino") is a national Israeli organization created in 1997 with the goal of preserving and safeguarding Judeo-Spanish, commonly known as Ladino.

The authority was established in the wake of a law passed by the Knesset on March 3, 1996. It publishes a Ladino magazine, Aki Yerushalayim for the Sephardi Jewish community in Israel and the Diaspora. The first chairman of the board was the fifth president of the State of Israel, Yitzhak Navon. The vice-president and editor-in-chief of Aki Yerushalayim is Moshe Shaul.


  • Propagate the knowledge and awareness of the Judeo-Spanish culture
  • Helping founding and enriching active Judeo-Spanish cultural institutions
  • Promoting, encouraging and helping the gathering, documentation and cataloging Judeo-Spanish literature.
  • Publishing books by contemporary authors who write about Judeo-Spanish topics, either in their original language or Hebrew.
  • Organizing and promoting activities that can disseminate information about Sephardic communities exterminated in the Holocaust

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