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La Epoka (Salonica)
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La Epoka (1875–1911) was a Ladino newspaper published in Salonica. It was founded by Bezalel Saadi Halevy. In 1898 his son, Samuel Saadi Halevy (Sam Lévy), became its editor-in-chief. The paper started  as a weekly, later became a bi-weekly, and eventually appeared five times per week, ranging from four to eight pages in different periods. It defined itself as a “political, economic and literary” publication and had a French counterpart, Le Journal de Salonique, also run by members of the Halevy family. Between 1907 and 1908, it had a weekly supplement, La Epoka Literaria.

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Olga Borovaya and Julia Phillips Cohen, “La Epoka (Salonica)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0013210>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 3218

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