A Sephardic Thanksgiving: “Uniting the whole community”

In Seattle, Jews from the former Ottoman Empire learned to embrace an American tradition.

Song of the Sephardi: New Verses for the 21st Century?

Professor Devin Naar reflects on the 1978 film Song of the Sephardi and provides a preview of the Fourth International Ladino Day celebration at the University of Washington.

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Jews, Muslims, and the Limits of Tolerance

Non-Muslims were accepted in the Ottoman Empire, but the tolerance policy for Jews had limits. Devin E. Naar suggests why tolerance is a double-edged idea.

UW Grad Creates Digital Museum Exhibit on a “Sephardic Lighthouse”

Ashley Bobman, UW Class of 2016, helped create an online exhibit about the Sephardic intellectual Albert D. Levy--her own great-grandfather.

Avoiding a nuclear inferno: wisdom for politicians from a Ladino poet

Terrified by an unstable world, Sephardic scholar Albert Adatto turned to his native language to call for peace.

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 High Holidays in Ladino: a Rhodesli Custom from Romania to Johannesburg, Seattle, and Beyond.

Follow the journey of Rabbi Israel's poetic translations of Sephardic liturgy into the twenty-first century.

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.