Dancing and jumping or laughing and singing? Sephardic Purim songs and customs

Ty Alhadeff shares one of the many forgotten Sephardic songs for Purim.

Devin E. Naar’s “Jewish Salonica” Book Release

Mazel tov to Dr. Devin E. Naar, whose archival work for "Jewish Salonica," his first book, won two National Jewish Book Awards.

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Manna from heaven: Bumuelos, a Sephardic Hanukkah treat

Tracing a Sephardic holiday dessert from the Sinai desert to the shores of Seattle.

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.

The Flavor of Rhodes: Paradise Lost, Recipe Saved

The art of the boreka told through the Ladino letters of Rachel Shemarya.

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.

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Sephardic Studies|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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.