The High Holidays in Ladino: a Rhodesli Custom from Romania to Johannesburg, Seattle, and Beyond.

Follow the journey of Rabbi Israel's poetic translations of Sephardic liturgy into the twenty-first century.

Reading the Bible Between the Lines in Aviya Kushner’s Grammar of God

One of the deep pleasures of exploring the Bible with Aviya Kushner is finding the foreignness in a familiar text.

The Ethics of Our Fathers in the Sephardic Tradition

Explore the Sephardic custom of chanting Pirke Avot during the Omer period leading up to Shavuot.

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.

Had Gadya in Ladino: A Sephardic Passover Tradition?

Many Sephardic Jews sing Had Gadya in Ladino at their Passover seders, but some claim the song was never part of Sephardic rituals.

Confessions of an American Hebrew Poet

Robert Whitehill-Bashan had the uncanny experience of seeing an elegant Hebrew poem on his Facebook feed--and realizing it was his own.

“Close to My Ancestors”–The Restored Grand Synagogue of Edirne, Turkey

Edirne, in northwestern Turkey, used to be home to a major Sephardic Jewish community.

“The Jews are Coming” offers Hebrew satire of Jewish history

Wendy Zierler of Hebrew Union College digs into the Israeli tv hit "The Jews are Coming," which offers Hebrew satire of Jewish history.