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A digital view of Seattle’s Jewish past

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How do energy projects impact the Middle East?

Read Esra Bakkalbasioglu's new article about space and society.

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Fresh Takes on Jewish Studies at 5/2 Grad Symposium

Overview and full schedule of the May 2 research showcase for our five fantastic Graduate Fellows.

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Learn a year’s worth of Hebrew this summer!

Say “shalom” to popular Hebrew instructor Hadar Khazzam-Horovitz, who is teaching HEBR 401 this summer.

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Space, Society, and Solar Panels in Israel

How do energy resources affect Middle Eastern communities? Grad Fellow Esra Bakkalbasioglu offers her thoughts.

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Seattle Jewish History Goes Digital

Noam Pianko’s new course helps students access Seattle’s past and showcase it through multi-media exhibits online.

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The Faces and Voices of Sephardic Music in Seattle

Sephardic ballads called romansas hold valuable medieval Spanish history. Rina Benmayor recorded these songs in the 1970s and will speak at UW on April 24th.

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My Winter Quarter in Istanbul

Grad Fellow Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano found manuscripts, mentors, and inspiration during his research quarter in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Rethinking the American Jewish Immigration Narrative

Sandra Barnes reflects on how her family’s history differs from popular and scholarly representations of Jewish immigration to America.

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Tiptoeing through Minefields: John Kerry in the Middle East

Joel Migdal explains how John Kerry has led as activist a foreign policy agenda as any secretary of state in recent memory, especially in the Middle East.

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