About Hannah Pressman

Dr. Hannah Pressman writes about modern Jewish culture, religion, and identity. A lifelong lover of languages and literatures, she earned her Ph.D. in modern Hebrew literature from New York University. She is co-editor of Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture (2012). Her writing has appeared in Tablet, the Jewish Daily Forward, Lilith, eSefarad.com, and MyJewishLearning.com. Dr. Pressman is the former Communications Director and Graduate Fellowship Coordinator at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies.

Creating a Jewish Studies Student Community on Campus

As Director of Student Engagement--a unique position nationally--Lauren Kurland finds out what connects UW undergraduates to Jewish Studies.

By | February 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

Meet Anat Mooreville, this year’s Cole Fellow in Jewish Studies

Learn about the celebrity eye doctor in Jerusalem who sparked Anat Mooreville's research on global health.

Devin Naar named First Isaac Alhadeff Professor in Sephardic Studies at the UW

The Stroum Center announces a major development for UW Sephardic Studies: the appointment of Dr. Devin Naar as the first Isaac Alhadeff Professor.

By | February 8th, 2016|Categories: News, Sephardic Studies|Tags: , , , , , |11 Comments

Stroum Center Launches “Israel Studies Today” Lecture Series

Find out about new research directions in the growing field of Israel Studies. First lecture is Jan. 25th!

By | February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Israel & Hebrew Studies, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Mapping the History of Spain, Jews, and World War II

Ryan Gompertz, a UW alum, created the Mapping Memory project to trace the paths of Jewish war refugees through Spain.

By | January 5th, 2016|Categories: Digital Jewish Studies, News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Reading the Rain in Moses’ Poetic Goodbye

Study Moses' last words in Deut. 32 with the help of Marty Jaffee's new translation of the Sifre Devarim and guiding questions from Beth Huppin.

Hebrew Letters that Dance

A whimsical poster of the Hebrew alphabet bears memories as well as some deep-seated ideology about Jewish languages.

Marty Jaffee Brings Rabbinic Voices from the Cairo Geniza to the E-Book

Prof. Marty Jaffe’s e-book translation of the Sifre Devarim brings a poetic perspective to a seminal piece of rabbinic commentary.