Marty Jaffee Brings Rabbinic Voices from the Cairo Geniza to the E-Book

Prof. Marty Jaffe’s e-book translation of the Sifre Devarim brings a poetic perspective to a seminal piece of rabbinic commentary.

New Light Shed on Sephardic Sources for Hanukkah Heroes

Tales of Judith and the Megillah of Antiochus are part of lesser-known Hanukkah lore preserved in Sephardic Ladino texts.

Jewish Life at the Fringes of the Black Sea

Ariel Vardy describes his studies abroad in Romania and the Republic of Georgia.

By | October 28th, 2015|Categories: Global Judaism, Student Writing|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Binding of Isaac in Ladino–A Sephardic New Year Poem

Find out about the "Im Afes," a moving Ladino poem about the binding of Isaac, traditionally read at the Jewish New Year.

Sephardic New Year Cards and a Seattle Printing Press

The story of Joe Souriano, a Seattle Sephardic printer, and the postcards he received from all over the world.

In Search of Spinoza

Benedict Spinoza was a rock star philosopher. Was he also the victim of an unjust ban? Kevin Britt reflects on the CLF session with Michael Rosenthal.

By | June 12th, 2015|Categories: Jewish History & Thought|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Jewish-Islamic Nexus

Hamza Zafer examines the intellectual and theological exchanges between Muslim thinkers and Jewish thinkers like Saadia Gaon.

“Rabbi” Immanuel Kant and Modern Jewish Thought   

How Kant's notion of Enlightenment impacted modern Judaism, from our CLF series on "A Brief History of God."

By | May 24th, 2015|Categories: Jewish History & Thought|Tags: , , , |0 Comments