The RAE (Real Academia Española) now speaks Sephardic

Yesterday the institution unanimously approved the creation of the Judeo-Spanish Academy in Israel, devoting itself to the language that the Jews have carried with them since after their expulsion from Spain in 1492.

"This is the culmination of a very relevant process for historical, linguistic, and cultural reasons," said the Royal Spanish Academy, which unanimously approved yesterday the creation of the National Judeo-Spanish Academy in Israel, which will belong to the RAE, since the Israeli state has already accepted. Its director, Santiago Muñoz Machado, who referred to the "historical character of repairing a historical catastrophe such as the expulsion of the Jews of 1492", sent to all the corresponding academic partners in Israel a "warm congratulation".

And as Muñoz Machado said yesterday, "Ladino is a language of great value and wealth, which has been preserved despite all the difficulties and battles it has suffered." However, the process of creating the National Judeo-Spanish Academy was started in Madrid with an agreement reached last February and was ratified by the RAE board and the corresponding academics in Israel.

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