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Dr. Ruth Behar on Seattle’s Sephardic Community

Why is Seattle's Sephardic community unique? Reflections from this year's Stroum Lecturer.

By |July 6th, 2015|Categories: Sephardic Studies, Video|Tags: , , , |

“Rabbi” Immanuel Kant and Modern Jewish Thought   

How Kant's notion of Enlightenment impacted modern Judaism, from our CLF series on "A Brief History of God."

By |May 24th, 2015|Categories: Jewish History & Thought|Tags: , , |

Jewish art can and should impact educational experiences.

Jewish art can be a powerful tool in the classroom. Tamar Benzikry-Stern uses Mierle Laderman Ukeles as a compelling case study.

By |April 22nd, 2015|Categories: Arts & Culture, Video|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.

A Guide to Sephardic Raki Drinking

Grad Fellow Esra Bakkalbasioglu reflects on the raki-maker Rabbi Nahmias, the rebetiko singer Roza Eskenazi, and Jewish identities.