During the month of September, the European Days of Jewish Culture are celebrated in more than 30 countries, with the intention of making known the cultural and historical heritage of the Jewish people. It is a joint initiative of the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture (AEPJ), the European Council of Jewish Communities, B'nai B'rith Europe and the Network of Spanish Jewish Quarters.
The enhancement of the value of the Jewish legacy in its cultural and historical dimension is one of the objectives that Three Cultures Foundation considers essential. For this reason, the Three Cultures Foundation dedicates a large part of its September programme to Sepharad.
As part of this programme, on Wednesday 28th, the Three Cultures Foundation will welcome one of the most outstanding Turkish authors, Mario Levi, who will review his career and talk about his works, such as "Istanbul was a story" (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2014) and "I have made a cake for you" (2017). In the former, he narrates the vicissitudes of a Jewish family in Istanbul throughout the 20th century, from the years of the Turkish Republic, at the end of the First World War, until the 1980s, after the military coup. As for "I have made a cake for you", it is the story of a family saga: Lea and Rahel, with their children, their grandchildren, their husbands, their daughters-in-law and sons-in-law, their memories and, above all, the tradition of cooking as the common thread.
During this event, she will speak with Varda Fiszbein, a professor of Hebrew studies and Hebrew and Yiddish languages, as well as a writer and translator.
After the conversation, the attendees will be able to taste a Sephardic bread made especially for the occasion by Javier González, artisan of the collaborating bakery La Esencia.