Re: Why was French used by Turkish Jews? #sephardic


Jeff at SG
 

The French based Alliance Israelite Universelle had schools throughout the
Sephardic world. The teaching was in French.

French became the language of the educated and judo-espagnol was considered
less so. French words even became interspersed in ladino to demonstrate
more sophistication.

Look up Alliance Israelite Universelle and its schools.

Jeff Malka

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