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Jewish history should include non-Jews. Here’s why.

Daniel Bessner looks at the history of European exiles who joined the US defense industry during the Cold War.

By |April 22nd, 2015|Categories: Jewish History & Thought, Video|Tags: , , , |

Learning about prayers and poetry across different faiths

A UW Winter 2015 course co-taught by Naomi Sokoloff and Samad Alavi bridged Jewish and Muslim cultures.

By |April 8th, 2015|Categories: Israel & Hebrew Studies|Tags: , , , |

Ruth Behar on Finding Sephardic identity in Cuba and Seattle

Reflections by this year's Stroum Lecturer, who will be at the UW on May 18 & 20!

By |April 8th, 2015|Categories: Our Events, Sephardic Studies|Tags: , , , |

May 1 Spring Research Symposium Features Graduate Fellows

Papers on Ladino, the bible, French novels, post-war East Germany, and Jewish animated short films will be presented on May 1.

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: News, Our Events|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ladino from Seattle to Buenos Aires

Molly FitzMorris, a UW Jewish Studies Graduate Fellow, studies the Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) of two distinct speech communities: Seattle and Buenos Aires.

By |January 2nd, 2015|Categories: Grad Student Writing|Tags: , , , , |

Ruth Behar on Obama’s Cuba Decision

Ruth Behar was born into the tight-knit Cuban Jewish community. Read her poignant reflection on the historic decision to normalize American ties with Cuba.

By |December 18th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Broken Glass and the Berlin Wall

Graduate Fellow Katja Schatte reflects on being part of the "Third Generation East" and writing post-Holocaust German history.

By |December 2nd, 2014|Categories: Grad Student Writing, Personal History|Tags: , , , , |

The Birth of the Sephardic Studies Program at UW

Prof. Devin Naar reviews the achievements of UW Sephardic Studies and offers a preview for 2014-15.

By |October 13th, 2014|Categories: Sephardic Studies|Tags: , , , , |