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Rereading Zipporah and the Circumcision Convenant

Find out the story behind Zipporah, the wife of Moses, and the mysterious text about circumcision in the Book of Exodus.

By |March 4th, 2015|Categories: Global Judaism, Grad Student Writing|Tags: , , , |

Sephardic Purim Customs from the Old World to the Pacific Northwest

Sesame candy and drinking ditties are part of Sephardic Purim celebrations. Ty Alhadeff shares forgotten song lyrics and customs.

By |February 26th, 2015|Categories: Global Judaism, Sephardic Studies|Tags: , , , , , |

Join us to welcome Mika Ahuvia to the UW!

Professor Mika Ahuvia will discuss how and why angels were incorporated into midrashic, mystical, liturgical and magical contexts in Jewish antiquity.

By |February 16th, 2015|Categories: 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: , , , , |

We’re reconsidering Spinoza, but would he reconsider us?

Marc Cohen suggests what is at stake in recent debates about the famously excommunicated philosopher.