Sunday Lecture: Esther the Queen and the Brothers Buzaglo #sephardic #events
Join Sephardic World this Sunday to hear Ali Erginsoy tell the amazing story
of a Sephardic adventurer, his wayward son, the wronged widow, and the
The great historian Cecil Roth said of Joseph Buzaglo: “If in the annals of
the eighteenth century there was any career more fantastic than his, it has
escaped the notice of the present writer.” The lives of three of Joseph's
brothers, Moroccan Jews who emigrated to London in the 1730s, were almost as
eventful. And in the shadows, the figure of Joseph’s third wife, Esther
Reyna Bentubo - Esther the Queen - a woman who refused to be pushed down.
Ali Erginsoy is a former journalist at BBC television, including working on
their flagship news program, Newsnight. He is also a filmmaker and
consultant. He is a regular contributor to the discussion of Sephardic
The meeting is on Sunday 5 September 2021 at 11am in LA, 2pm NYC, 7pm
London, 8pm Paris/Amsterdam, and 9pm Jerusalem. Patrons can join us on Zoom.
Everyone is invited to join us for free
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David Mendoza and Ton Tielen