Reading Roundup: New Titles in Sephardic Studies

Pocket-sized reviews of three new Sephardic Studies books that are connected by the theme of citizenship and identity in America and around the globe.

The Ethics of Our Fathers in the Sephardic Tradition

Explore the Sephardic custom of chanting Pirke Avot during the Omer period leading up to Shavuot.

Hebrew infusion in my American life connects me to Jews around the world

Sarah Benor loved hearing the mix of Hebrew and English at childhood summer camp. Now a prize-winning sociolinguist, she reflects on how Hebrew impacts her American Jewish identity.

Had Gadya in Ladino: A Sephardic Passover Tradition?

Many Sephardic Jews sing Had Gadya in Ladino at their Passover seders, but some claim the song was never part of Sephardic rituals.

Of Genizahs, Sufi Jewish Saints, and Forgotten Corners of History

Sasha Prevost, this year's Gorasht Scholar, studies the life of Persian-Jewish poet Sarmad Kashani.

Jewish Life at the Fringes of the Black Sea

Ariel Vardy describes his studies abroad in Romania and the Republic of Georgia.

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Binding of Isaac in Ladino–A Sephardic New Year Poem

Find out about the "Im Afes," a moving Ladino poem about the binding of Isaac, traditionally read at the Jewish New Year.

A Jewish Historian’s Plea for Global Refugees

What can the Jewish history of migration teach us about today’s global refugee crisis?