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.

Finding a Foreign Policy Niche between Israel and Jordan

Shirin Lotfi, UW Class of 2015, works to improve ties between Jordan and Israel through her work at the Center for Israel Studies-Amman.

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What’s in a (Hebrew) Name?

Did you know that Hebrew has a dozen names meaning 'joy'? A reflection on Hebrew names by Prof. Naomi Sokoloff.

In Budapest, Experiencing How History Impacts Our Present

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

A Sephardic Thanksgiving: “Uniting the whole community”

In Seattle, Jews from the former Ottoman Empire learned to embrace an American tradition.

UW Grad Creates Digital Museum Exhibit on a “Sephardic Lighthouse”

Ashley Bobman, UW Class of 2016, helped create an online exhibit about the Sephardic intellectual Albert D. Levy--her own great-grandfather.

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.