Finding Sephardic Blessings and Johnny Carson in the WSJHS Archives

The archival adventures of Emily Thompson, this year's Mickey Sreebny Memorial Scholar.

“Obedience” Exhibit in Berlin asks, Are you Abraham?

Graduate Fellow Katja Schatte reviews a stunning new exhibit at the Jewish Museum Berlin.

The Hive at Work: Order and Disorder in Jewish Film

Jewish film represents the broader collective memory, writes PhD student Justin Shanitkvich, a former Jewish Studies Graduate Fellow.

Defining the Ladino Speech Community in Seattle

New commentary by Graduate Fellow Molly FitzMorris, a PhD student in linguistics.

An Ottoman Jew in Paris: The Story of Moïse de Camondo and His Museum

Musee Nissim de Camondo, an opulent mansion in Paris, is named in memory of a father and a son.

Hebrew on Your Mind?

How does the brain store and access Hebrew vocabulary? UW doctoral student Marina Oganyan discusses the role of Hebrew roots.

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.

Waltzing with History, Family, and Culture in Jewish Animated Films

Grad Fellow Justin Shanitkvich studies how art wrestles with modern Jewish identity.