Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – September 8, 2013

"Desolation" - Nathan Mizrachi

“Desolation” – Nathan Mizrachi

Nathan Mizrachi, a Sephardic Jew, has created a blog (Life Is a Camino) that follows his walk along the Camino de Santiago. Both his photographs and his reflections on his journey are well worth the visit.

A literary sampling:

Let’s start from the beginning here: I am a Sephardic Jew. My father’s grandparents spoke Ladino, the Spanish-Hebrew patois of Jews who lived in Spain until the Inquisition. From a purely genealogical perspective, maybe I was always fascinated with Spain because hundreds of years ago my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparents were doing business, studying Talmud, and trying their best to coexist with their Moorish/Christian (depending on the time and place) overlords and neighbors somewhere in the Iberian peninsula. Walking the Camino de Santiago is one way–albeit not a Jewish way–of making a homecoming appearance.

A photographic sampling:

"Hemingway on a Canal" - Nathan Mizrachi

“Hemingway on a Canal” – Nathan Mizrachi

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