Joel Migdal explains how John Kerry has led as activist a foreign policy agenda as any secretary of state in recent memory, especially in the Middle East.
It was a party 500 years in the making! Molly FitzMorris, who helped organize the Ladino Day program, describes the historic occasion.
Sophomore Nicole Aqua spent the summer digging up history on Israel's northern coast.
Don't miss his special lecture on October 9th!
This year's must-see film from Israel was directed by Rama Burshtein, a member of the ultra-Orthodox community.
Vilna Ghetto partisan, Holocaust survivor, Yiddish poet in Israel: the life of Avrom Sutzkever, born 100 years ago.
Graduate student Anat Goldman questions the inclusivity of Israel's Yesh Atid party and the meaning of Ruth Calderon's Knesset speech.
First-ever research symposium featuring Jewish Studies Graduate Fellows at the UW.
What can the career of a Russian theater legend teach us about Soviet Jewish identity in the period of Israel's establishment?
Dr. Daniel K. Heller is an expert in Jewish youth movements in interwar Poland.
PhD student and scholarship winner Yoav Duman explains how his personal history led to an interest in immigration studies.
The complex life of the woman behind one of modern philosophy's most infamous phrases.
Her first Knesset speech became an internet sensation. Find out more about Dr. Ruth Calderon and her textual revolution.
A passionate argument for embracing the diversity of Jewish cultural expressions around the globe.
Cathy Merchant's account of communicating with her Israeli family in Seattle. A special Hebrew post!
Seeing and understanding the experience of others just might be the most Jewish ethical obligation--and the most universal.
Winter quarter is heating up with the latest courses from Jewish Studies. Book your spot today!
From kabobs to nighttime concerts, Sarah Zaides shares the best of her summer in Jlem.
How important are those little notes in the margins? An Israeli film about academic hijinks prompts a reflection.
MWF 11:30-12:20pm, N. Pianko, N. Sokoloff, J. Migdal & P. Burstein
This survey introduces the people, institutions, and culture of Israel in the context of larger global forces.
MW 1:30-2:20pm, Naomi Sokoloff & Amal Eqeiq
How has culture impacted the shaping of Israeli identity and Palestinian identity?
W 7:00-9:20pm, Naomi Sokoloff
Evening class exploring Israeli life through popular culture. Credit/no credit.
M-F 10:30-11:20pm, Tovi Romano
Develop your reading and conversational skills in modern Hebrew! Second in a sequence.
M-F 9:30-10:20pm, Hadar Horovitz
Learn the basics of modern Israeli Hebrew! Second in a sequence.
Sarah Zaides dives under the surface of her Jerusalem pool and finds unexpected benefits of staying fit abroad.
Grad student Millicent Haase explores the fusion sound of Gad Elbaz and Alon De Loco.