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Spinoza on the Divinity of Scripture

Does it matter if scripture is divine? Spinoza expert Steven Nadler weighs in on the philosopher's ideas about the Bible.

Should the Ban on Spinoza Be Lifted?

Is heresy still a meaningful concept in American Judaism? Daniel Schwartz argues that the discussions Spinoza inspires are more relevant than ever.

By | February 1st, 2017|Categories: Jewish History & Thought, Spinoza & Modern Jewish Philosophy|0 Comments

Expanding My Jewish Studies Horizons in Australia

Yarrow Linden, a Jewish Studies minor, spent last autumn in Australia with the support of an Opportunity Grant. Hear about her adventures!

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Global Judaism, Personal History, Student Writing|Tags: |0 Comments

Does Hebrew have a Future in the Arab World?

UW alum Shirin Lotfi was behind the scenes at a ground-breaking workshop for professors who teach Hebrew in the Arab world.

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: Israel & Hebrew Studies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Teaching the Politics of Migration

This year's Jacobovitz Fellow, Oded Oron, studies the experiences of migrants in Israel and Washington state.

By | January 11th, 2017|Categories: Grad Student Writing, Jewish History & Thought|Tags: , |0 Comments

Is toleration possible in a liberal society?

In Michael Rosenthal's view, modern liberal society both benefits and is challenged by the ideal of toleration promoted by Baruch Spinoza.

By | January 5th, 2017|Categories: Jewish History & Thought|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Importance of Welcoming Refugees

What years of interviewing Bosnian War refugees taught Professor Kathie Friedman, a sociologist in the Jackson School at the University of Washington.

By | December 9th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Global Judaism, Jewish History & Thought|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Finding a Foreign Policy Niche between Israel and Jordan

Shirin Lotfi, UW Class of 2015, works to improve ties between Jordan and Israel through her work at the Center for Israel Studies-Amman.

By | December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Featured, Israel & Hebrew Studies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments