Prophets at War: Hermann Cohen and German Jews in the First World War

The debates among German Jewish philosophers during World War I reflect vastly different views on Jewish identity and national belonging.

The Importance of Welcoming Refugees

What years of interviewing Bosnian War refugees taught Professor Kathie Friedman, a sociologist in the Jackson School at the University of Washington.

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Is It Time to Reconsider Marlowe’s and Shakespeare’s Jews?

New theories about Shakespeare's collaborative authorship could shed light on his portrayal of Jewish characters.

In Budapest, Experiencing How History Impacts Our Present

Halle Friedland, winner of a Jewish Studies Opportunity Grant, spent last winter in Hungary.

Tolerance Roundtable

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

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Questions of Denial

Where is the line between truth and opinion? One among many questions raised at a recent screening of "Denial," about Deborah E. Lipstadt's court battle.

My father was a refugee. Here’s why the immigration conversation matters.

Michael Rosenthal considers key moral and political questions on immigration. Join him for a 10/27 panel on this topic.

Freud, Said, and the Question of Jewish Identity after the Holocaust

Religious identity was not part of Nick Barr Clingan’s Seattle upbringing, but a recent discovery about his family's past shifted his perspective.