Tisha Be-Av in Sephardic Seattle: A Ladino Journey from the Old World to the New

Prayers and poems written in Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish language of Sephardic Jews, give a window onto the annual Jewish holiday of Tisha Be-Av.

By |August 8th, 2014|Sephardic Studies|

Remembering Rhodes, Family History, and the Sephardic Holocaust

As the Rhodes Jewish community marks a solemn anniversary, Hannah Pressman considers what it means to search for family history in the wake of the Holocaust.

By |August 8th, 2014|Personal History|

The Sound of Jewish Life in Poland

Listen to Grad Fellow Denise Grollmus’s podcast on Jewish life in Poland, recently nominated for a prestigious UK award.

By |May 8th, 2014|Global Judaism, Grad Student Writing|

Finding Golems and Traces of Jewish Life in Prague

Sarah Zdancewicz won a Jewish Studies travel grant to explore European Jewish culture last summer.

By |January 11th, 2014|Personal History, Student Writing|

Finding Family Roots & Exploring Jewish Nationalisms

Denise Grollmus' discovery that her family had Jewish roots led her to study contemporary Jewish-Polish culture.

By |November 18th, 2013|Personal History|

Why Do Hannah Arendt’s Ideas about Evil and the Holocaust Still Matter?

New interview with Michael Rosenthal on the controversial philosopher.

By |October 12th, 2013|Jewish History & Thought|

The Yiddish Poet Avrom Sutzkever, Creator of a Golden Chain

Vilna Ghetto partisan, Holocaust survivor, Yiddish poet in Israel: the life of Avrom Sutzkever, born 100 years ago.

By |July 15th, 2013|Arts & Culture|

Holocaust Memory, Reconstructed

Aron Rodrigue's lecture proposed a theory of Sephardic Holocaust commemoration. It also raised questions about the nature of memory.

By |April 29th, 2013|Jewish History & Thought, Our Events|