Hebrew Letters that Dance

A whimsical poster of the Hebrew alphabet bears memories as well as some deep-seated ideology about Jewish languages.

The Hebrew Attitude of ‘Nevertheless’

Nancy Berg takes on the almost-untranslatable Hebrew word 'davka' and other expressions of contrariness.

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.

Mapping Memory: From Story to History

Ryan Gompertz, a UW law student, has developed a mapping webpage that traces the journeys of Jewish refugees through Europe during World War II.

Finding Chagall in Belarus

Galya Diment on the scene in Vitebsk, Marc Chagall's favorite town.

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Turning Memories into Megabytes in the Sephardic Studies Digital Library

When a family heirloom becomes part of history

Alumni Interview: Haley Gustafson, Future Human Rights Lawyer

Haley Gustafson, UW class of 2014, explains how courses in Jewish Studies prepared her to study human rights law in Ireland.

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Overturning Expectations in Israel

Jenna Mark's semester in Jerusalem taught her to have no expectations and an open mind when visiting the Middle East.