Find out the story behind Zipporah, the wife of Moses, and the mysterious text about circumcision in the Book of Exodus.
Sesame candy and drinking ditties are part of Sephardic Purim celebrations. Ty Alhadeff shares forgotten song lyrics and customs.
Professor Mika Ahuvia will discuss how and why angels were incorporated into midrashic, mystical, liturgical and magical contexts in Jewish antiquity.
Molly FitzMorris, a UW Jewish Studies Graduate Fellow, studies the Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) of two distinct speech communities: Seattle and Buenos Aires.
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.
Graduate Fellow Katja Schatte reflects on being part of the "Third Generation East" and writing post-Holocaust German history.
Prof. Devin Naar reviews the achievements of UW Sephardic Studies and offers a preview for 2014-15.
Marc Cohen suggests what is at stake in recent debates about the famously excommunicated philosopher.