Bar Mitzvah Speech

Morris Tarragano1933

Center for Jewish History

Center for Jewish History
New York, United States

Morris Tarragano’s family, as many Sephardim after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, immigrated to the West. A second generation American, Tarragano was a native speaker of English and Ladino, which was used both for sacred and secular speech. This Bar Mitzvah address was written first in Ladino and then transcribed into English, a sign of the changing linguistic preferences of American Sephardim.


  • Title: Bar Mitzvah Speech
  • Creator: Morris Tarragano
  • Date Created: 1933
  • Location: New York
  • Original Language: Ladnio, English

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