Professor Devin Naar reflects on the 1978 film Song of the Sephardi and provides a preview of the Fourth International Ladino Day celebration at the University of Washington.
Non-Muslims were accepted in the Ottoman Empire, but the tolerance policy for Jews had limits. Devin E. Naar suggests why tolerance is a double-edged idea.
Many Sephardic Jews sing Had Gadya in Ladino at their Passover seders, but some claim the song was never part of Sephardic rituals.
Claire Barkey's Ladino letters traveled from Rhodes to Seattle in the 1930s--and ended up saving her family's life.
How Salonica in particular, and contemporary Greece in general, are coming to terms with the horrors of the Holocaust.
Prof. Devin Naar reviews the achievements of UW Sephardic Studies and offers a preview for 2014-15.
Devin Naar's new blog series sheds light on rare Ladino artifacts found here in Seattle.