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E-Journal Highlights

The Fourth Annual International Ladino Day Celebration Video

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

We are pleased to share our video recording of the November 30, 2016 International Ladino Day celebration in Seattle.

UW grad Regina Friedland, ’17, reflects on the power of Jewish Studies at UW

August 7th, 2017|0 Comments

UW grad Regina Friedland '17 reflects on the power of Jewish Studies at UW.

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What can literary scholars working in the field of Jewish Studies teach us about how to survive (and resist) the Trump Era? A lot, it seems.

July 25th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s no secret that humanities scholars have spent the past few decades forced to justify their value, but in the Age of Trump, their role beyond the ivory tower is more important than ever.

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Video: Jonathan Israel on Spinoza as a Revolutionary

July 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Professor Jonathan Israel explores Spinoza's role as a revolutionary thinker and precursor to the modern human rights movement in the 2017 Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies.

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From Rhodes to Racine: Why a Sephardic Teenager in 20th-Century Paris Was Reading the Tragedy Esther

June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

What can a quote from Racine's play Esther tell us about what it was like to be a young Jewish woman in 20th century France?

Podcast: Violence, Militancy & How Civilians React

June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Doctoral student Emily Gade discusses her research on radicalization and resiliency against violence, highlighting the work of the Israeli recovery organization ZAKA.

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Israel Studies Program

Announcing the Benaroya Fund for Excellence in Israel Studies

Sephardic Studies Program

World-renowned for the study of Sephardic culture and history, the Sephardic Studies Program features a growing online library and museum, undergraduate and graduate courses, public programs like Ladino Day, and academic conferences.

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Convening students from departments across campus to learn about Jewish Studies and public scholarship.

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