Professor Yitzhak Melamed argues that the German Jewish Enlightenment movement, the Haskalah, was motivated by a profound sense of shame.
During World War I, philosopher Hermann Cohen argued that Jews could be true and full citizens of the new German nation-state. Many of his contemporaries, including other Jews, disagreed. Professor Michael Rosenthal explains.
Halle Friedland, winner of a Jewish Studies Opportunity Grant, spent last winter in Hungary.
Michael Rosenthal considers key moral and political questions on immigration. Join him for a 10/27 panel on this topic.
UW Professor Devin Naar helps celebrity Lea Michele uncover her Sephardic roots on the hit television show, Who Do You Think You Are?
Claire Barkey's Ladino letters traveled from Rhodes to Seattle in the 1930s--and ended up saving her family's life.
Naar will speak on “The ‘Jerusalem of the Balkans’: The Rise and Fall of the Jews of Salonica" on April 13th.
Wendy Zierler of Hebrew Union College digs into the Israeli tv hit "The Jews are Coming," which offers Hebrew satire of Jewish history.