Agnon’s Moonstruck Lovers

Ilana Pardes' new book from UW Press explores the dreamy world of Agnon's literature and the biblical Song of Songs.

By | January 12th, 2014|Categories: Arts & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Read all about it: Jews of Turkey Photo Exhibit

"Turkey's Jews Revisited" was the second event in a strong lineup for Sephardic Studies programming this year.

By | October 17th, 2013|Categories: Arts & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Rain, Salmon, and Seattle’s Jewish History

As Prof. Naomi Sokoloff observes, a play's setting can impact its meaning.

By | September 25th, 2013|Categories: Arts & Culture|0 Comments

Fill the Void is a Stunning Israeli Film

This year's must-see film from Israel was directed by Rama Burshtein, a member of the ultra-Orthodox community.

By | July 17th, 2013|Categories: Arts & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Yiddish Poet Avrom Sutzkever, Creator of a Golden Chain

Vilna Ghetto partisan, Holocaust survivor, Yiddish poet in Israel: the life of Avrom Sutzkever, born 100 years ago.

By | July 15th, 2013|Categories: Arts & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Jews in Soviet Cinema of the 1920s-1940s

Cinema is a visual document of the transformation of attitudes towards Jews in the Soviet Union.

Arendt, Eichmann, and Evil Revisited in New Film

The complex life of the woman behind one of modern philosophy's most infamous phrases.

By | March 5th, 2013|Categories: Arts & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Why read news about Jews?

Are local Jewish newspapers still relevant? Joel Magalnick, editor of Seattle's JTNews, reflects.

By | February 17th, 2013|Categories: Arts & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments