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Nº 30.- Uriel MACÍAS, Palabra por palabra. Biblias sefardíes en ladino en una colección madrileña. Catálogo de la Exposición. Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid. 18 de septiembre al 26 de octubre de 2014. Barcelona: Tirocinio, 2014. 214 pgs., illust. color (22 x 16 cm). ISBN 978-84-940083-9-9. Price 30€.
Language: Spanish.

Uriel Macías is a biblographer of writings about the Jews in Spain. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and catalogs on this subject. He has coordinated courses, seminars, and exhibitions on various aspects of the Sephardic world and the history of the Jews in contemporary Spain. He has organized the "Jornadas Sefardíes de la Rioja" since its inception in 1999. He is a member of the editorial board of Raíces, Revista de Cultura Judía since its creation in 1986. In 2007 he founded the permanent exhibition of the Museum of the History of the Jewish Community of Madrid and has directed it since then.

Among his written works are: Biblioteca española de judaica (1987, 1991, 1993,… , 2011), Guía española de bibliografía judaica (1992), La cocina judía: Leyes, costumbres,… y algunas recetas sefardíes (2003), and De buena tinta: 150 años de prensa en ladino (2008); and with Elena Romero, Los judíos de Europa: Un legado de 2000 años (1994, 2005). He also co-authored, with Jacobo Israel Garzón, La comunidad judía de Madrid: Textos e imágenes para una historia, 1917-2001 (2001).

It is important to note a few of his institutional responsibilities: He was Secretary General and Cultural Director of the Jewish Community of Madrid from 2001-2008 and spokesperson of the Permanent Commission of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain from 2007-2011.

This Catalog of Sephardic Bibles in Ladino describes those in the Exhibition "Palabra por palabra" at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid from September 18- October 26, 2014, whose aim is to communicate the legacy that is part of both the Hebrew and Spanish traditions.

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