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Jewish Modernity & Shame

Professor Yitzhak Melamed argues that the German Jewish Enlightenment movement, the Haskalah, was motivated by a profound sense of shame.

How Did the Enlightenment Shape the Jews?

2017 Stroum Lecturer Jonathan Israel explores how Enlightenment thinkers both fueled anti-Semitism and created greater space for Jewish people in society.

Crossing the Red Sea in Ladino: A Rare Sephardic Passover Ballad

A rare Ladino ballad for the last day of Passover sung by Mr. Leo Azose a native of Mármara.

The Dying Dead Sea: Beauty and the Underbelly

In reflecting on the shrinking Dead Sea, Opportunity Grant winner Emily Gade considers the underbelly of beautiful things.

Podcast: Migrants’ Mobilization for Rights & Recognition in Israel

Doctoral student Oded Oron discusses the plight of African migrants in the state of Israel.

The Solo–and Collaborative–Process of Writing a Dissertation

Esra Bakkalbasioglu, a PhD student in Interdisciplinary Near and Middle Eastern Studies, argues that sharing ideas with colleagues is key when writing a dissertation.

Announcing the Benmayor Collection of Eastern Sephardic Ballads

Dr. Rina Benmayor tells the story of the Benmayor Collection of Eastern Sephardic Ballads, a new addition to the Stroum Center's Sephardic Digital Library.

The Adventures of Two Izmirlis with the Hebrew Language

Canan Bolel, an Opportunity Grant winner, reflects on how being from Izmir, Turkey, and learning Hebrew have both affected her identity.