Reflecting on Study Abroad in the Negev

Manuela Rosero, UW 2016, shared her experience of five months studying abroad in Israel at UW-study abroad exchange partner Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva.

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The Adventures of Two Izmirlis with the Hebrew Language

Canan Bolel, an Opportunity Grant winner, reflects on how being from Izmir, Turkey, and learning Hebrew have both affected her identity.

Is It Time to Reconsider Marlowe’s and Shakespeare’s Jews?

New theories about Shakespeare's collaborative authorship could shed light on his portrayal of Jewish characters.

Hebrew infusion in my American life connects me to Jews around the world

Sarah Benor loved hearing the mix of Hebrew and English at childhood summer camp. Now a prize-winning sociolinguist, she reflects on how Hebrew impacts her American Jewish identity.

American Jews and Hebrew–A Case of Active Resistance

It's not that American Jews can't learn Hebrew-they actively won't. Michael Weingrad argues that the psychological history of immigration is the reason why.

UW Sephardic Studies Professor Featured in Emmy-Nominated TV Series

UW Professor Devin Naar helps celebrity Lea Michele uncover her Sephardic roots on the hit television show, Who Do You Think You Are?

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We’re reconsidering Spinoza, but would he reconsider us?

Marc Cohen suggests what is at stake in recent debates about the famously excommunicated philosopher.

A Guide to Sephardic Raki Drinking

Grad Fellow Esra Bakkalbasioglu reflects on the raki-maker Rabbi Nahmias, the rebetiko singer Roza Eskenazi, and Jewish identities.