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La Buena Esperansa (Izmir), 1842
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La Buena Esperansa (The Good Hope) was the name under which the first Ladino newspaper was to be published in Izmir in the summer of 1842. All the evidence suggests, however, that the project never saw light. Information in contemporaneous local and European papers testifies to the existence only of its prospectus, dated May 21, 1842. The goal of La Buena Esperansa was “to elevate the Jewish character by exciting Israelites to the cultivation of the liberal arts and sciences” (Voice of Jacob, July 8, 1842). It was intended to be a weekly and promised to report commercial news…

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Olga Borovaya, “La Buena Esperansa (Izmir), 1842”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000147>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 3526

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