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Car accidents, kippahs and comradery: What witnessing medical emergencies in Israel taught me

December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

They say that difficult times either bring out the best or the worst in people. After volunteering at a Tel Aviv hospital and with Magen David Adom (the Israeli Red Cross)--two places typically associated with bad news--UW student Tess Seltzer reflects on what she learned about strength and resilience in Israel.

Why I Study Jewish Refugees of the Arab World

December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

The experience of the Jewish people is a story of many facets. It is a story of refugees, a story of

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“An Unjustified S(ch)mear Campaign”: Narratives of American Jewish Food

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

By Rachel B. Gross Liver dumpling soup, photo by RitaE, Pixabay Scholars of American religious history have long recognized

Seattle’s Fifth Annual Ladino Day Breaks Tradition and Hosts Sold-Out Concert with Yasmin Levy

November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Yasmin Levy sings Adio Kerida with Seattle's Ladineros on Nov. 11th's Ladino Day Concert Graduate Fellows Rob Keener, Pablo Tutillo,

Remembering Nona: The life of Rachel Tacher (née Levy) in Ladino

October 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Ashley Bobman's moving Ladino tribute to the life of her grandmother Rachel (Levy) Tacher.

A bio major asks: Why study a language?

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Biology major and Opportunity Grant winner Michael Peterson encourages you to study a language.

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