Graduate fellow Francis Abugbilla tells the story of C'ôte d'Ivoire's young Jewish community, and its efforts to promote peace in a country recovering from multiple civil wars.
Using Jewish history to combat anti-Muslim discrimination in the Netherlands: Rabbi Lody van de Kamp
Dutch Orthodox rabbi Lody van de Kamp believes that building bridges with other marginalized groups is essential in opposing white supremacy. Dr. Nicolaas P. Barr explains.
Opportunity grant winner Pinar Kara tells the story of Kurdish Jews' migration to Israel, and how they keep connected with Kurdish culture today.
François Azar, a leader of the French Sephardic revival, on writing his own Ladino folktales, censorship, and why he is confident about the future.
Shem Tov de Carrión's "moral proverbs" about human nature and right rulership are surprisingly relevant today, Graduate Fellow Vivian Mills writes.
Why learning Hebrew led opportunity grant winner Ellen Perleberg to think more deeply about how language genders the world.
The number of farmers in Israel is shrinking dramatically, and government policies are hurting, not helping, writes graduate fellow Hayim Katsman.
On the eve of his retirement, Joe Butwin explains how his career as a professor of English has always connected back to his Jewish roots.
Uniquely mobile, religiously unconventional Jews of 19th-century America laid the groundwork for American Judaism today, writes Dr. Shari Rabin.
Anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish expulsions in medieval Germany were engineered for political gain, writes Grad Fellow Kerice Doten-Snitker, much like anti-Semitism today.
Ancient synagogue poetry describing the magic "sotah" ritual for women evoked common fears around demonic forces and women's sexuality, writes Dr. Laura S. Lieber.
Professor Jonathan Israel explores Spinoza's role as a revolutionary thinker and precursor to the modern human rights movement in the 2017 Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies.
Watch folklorist François Azar's talk on Jewish folktales of the Mediterranean and a Ladino-language performance of "The Jewish Parrot" in 2018's International Ladino Day celebration.
Jewish Studies faculty share perspectives on anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic violence.
Video: Gary Shteyngart discusses his new novel and “the new dystopia” of America in the 2018 Stroum Lectures
Author Gary Shteyngart shares tales from the world of hedge fund management and Trump's America that informed his new novel "Lake Success."