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?

Sephardic New Year Cards and a Seattle Printing Press

The story of Joe Souriano, a Seattle Sephardic printer, and the postcards he received from all over the world.

The Jewish-Islamic Nexus

Hamza Zafer examines the intellectual and theological exchanges between Muslim thinkers and Jewish thinkers like Saadia Gaon.

Scenes of Shavuot from Salonica to Seattle

Explore Sephardic texts, prayers, and traditions for Shavuot, with archival images from the UW Sephardic Studies Digital Library & Museum.

Jewish-Muslim ties go way back, and my DNA is proof.

Hamza Zafer's discovery that he had a Jewish ancestor caused him to reconsider Jewish-Muslim ties.

Rereading Zipporah and the Circumcision Convenant

Find out the story behind Zipporah, the wife of Moses, and the mysterious text about circumcision in the Book of Exodus.

Sephardic Purim Customs from the Old World to the Pacific Northwest

Sesame candy and drinking ditties are part of Sephardic Purim celebrations. Ty Alhadeff shares forgotten song lyrics and customs.