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How are Jews depicted in French literature?

Dive into the history of French Jews by exploring the literature of Balzac. New post by Grad Fellow Christina Sutton.

By |January 29th, 2015|Categories: Arts & Culture, Grad Student Writing|Tags: , , |

Speaking on Salonica’s Sacred Ground

How Salonica in particular, and contemporary Greece in general, are coming to terms with the horrors of the Holocaust.

By |January 28th, 2015|Categories: Sephardic Studies|Tags: , , , |

JewDub Talks on the Cold War, Muslim-Jewish Ties, Peoplehood, and Jewish Art

One night. Four talks. Endless possibilities. Catch the 3rd annual JewDub Talks on Jan. 29th!

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.