To Seattle from the Belgian Congo via Tel Aviv

Oscar Olivier was forced to flee the Belgian Congo in search of a stable life. His story weaves together the pursuit of freedom and justice, the power of resistance, and embracing of his Jewish past.

A Walk Down Sephardic Memory Lane: Reflections on Ladino Day

Ty Alhadeff takes a look back at the 4th annual International Ladino Day celebration at the University of Washington.

A Sephardic Thanksgiving: “Uniting the whole community”

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

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.

Tolerance Roundtable

Tolerance has meant inclusion and exclusion for Jews throughout history, writes Noam Pianko in this Introduction to our Fall Faculty Roundtable.

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Jewish History & Thought|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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.

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.

Denise Grollmus Interviews Dara Horn about Hebrew and Yiddish

Novelist Dara Horn spoke with Denise Grollmus about her relationship with Hebrew, a language with "emotional and cosmic significance."

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: Arts & Culture, News, Our Events|Tags: , , , |0 Comments