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Remembering Rhodes, 70 Years Later

Reflecting on family history and the Holocaust

Spinoza Reconsidered

Marc Cohen's take on Judaism's most popular ex-member

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The Sound of Jewish Life in Poland

Denise Grollmus on the incredible Polish-Jewish revival

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Tisha Be-Av in Sephardic Seattle: A Ladino Journey from the Old World to the New

Rare Ladino books shine light on Sephardic traditions for marking Tisha Be-av.

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Tablet Magazine Shines Spotlight on UW Sephardic Studies

A new article by Emily K. Alhadeff features Prof. Devin Naar and Seattle’s Ladino revival.

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Meet our Jewish Studies Travel Grant Winners!

This year’s winners are set for adventures abroad. Find out who won this year’s undergrad travel grants.

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Remembering Rhodes, Family History, and the Sephardic Holocaust

As the Rhodes Jewish community marks a solemn anniversary this summer, Hannah Pressman considers what it means to search for family history in the wake of the Holocaust.

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Apply Now! Hazel D. Cole Fellowship in Jewish Studies

Call for Applications: Hazel D. Cole Fellowship in Jewish Studies 2015-16

The fellowship may be used for dissertation research/writing or for post-doctoral studies in any field of Jewish Studies.

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Meet our new Jewish Studies Student Committee Leaders!

Incoming co-coordinators Angela Ugalino and Griffin Taylor hope to strengthen ties between students and faculty.

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Khazars Lecture Shaul Stamfer

Are Jews Descended from Khazars?

Video of Prof. Shaul Stamfer of the Hebrew University, who debunks the Khazar conversion myth.

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We’re reconsidering Spinoza, but would he reconsider us?

Marc Cohen suggests what is at stake in recent debates about the famously excommunicated philosopher.

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