El Nuvelista
(274 words)

El Nuvelista/Le Nouvelliste was a newspaper published in Izmir from 1890 to 1922 by Yakov Algranti. Printed entirely in French in its early years, it soon changed over to Ladino, with small sections in French. At different times, the paper appeared weekly, bi-weekly, and five times a week, and ranged in size between four and eight pages. El Nuvelista regularly took a critical stance on communal issues and in consequence was closed down many times. In 1896, a group of rabbis in Izmir placed it under a ban.

In 1902, the brothers Hizkia and Gad Franco joined the paper, the latter as edito…

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Julia Phillips Cohen, “El Nuvelista”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 01 May 2017
First published online: 2010



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