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“Another Year, Another Piece of Wisdom”: The Sephardic Studies Program 2017 Recap

January 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Three Years of the Sephardic Studies Program at a glance.

The paradox of Hanukkah in Greece—and in Auschwitz

December 18th, 2017|3 Comments

Professor Devin Naar explores Greek-Jewish identity through letters from the Holocaust and prayers from Salonica.

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Connecting to Israel through birds, swamps, and eucalyptus

December 14th, 2017|0 Comments

A course in "Israel and the Environment" at Tel Aviv University opened UW student Sara Podwall's eyes to how Israel's terrain, plants and animal teach about its history.

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

December 8th, 2017|1 Comment

Student Tess Seltzer reflects on what she learned about resilience in Israel after volunteering at a Tel Aviv hospital and with Magen David Adom, the Israeli Red Cross.

Why I study Jewish refugees of the Arab world

December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Grad Fellow Pablo Jairo Tutillo Maldonado explains why learning about global migrants and refugees -and their history- is vitally important.

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“An unjustified s(ch)mear campaign”: Narratives of American Jewish food

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Rachel Gross tracks popular narratives around American Jewish cuisine- and deli food's recent resuscitation.

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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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