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Shaʻare ha-Mizraḥ (Puerta del Oriente), Izmir
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Shaʿare Mizraḥ/Las Puertas de Oriente (The Gates of the Orient) was the first Ladino newspaper  in the Ottoman Empire. It was published in Izmir from 1845 to 1846 by Rafael Uziel ‎(1816-1881)‎, a local merchant of Italian descent.   His first attempt at founding a Ladino periodical failed: La Buena Esperansa  expected to appear in Izmir in 1842, never saw light. According to Uziel, Sha’arei Mizrah had a circulation of one hundred copies. In addition to Izmir, this bi-weekly was distributed in other cities, and its subscritption was advertised in The Jewish Chronicle of London. The paper …

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Olga Borovaya, “Shaʻare ha-Mizraḥ (Puerta del Oriente), Izmir”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 01 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0019750>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 3785

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