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.

Sephardic Songs Add Merriment to Purim | My Jewish Learning

Of Genizahs, Sufi Jewish Saints, and Forgotten Corners of History

Sasha Prevost, this year's Gorasht Scholar, studies the life of Persian-Jewish poet Sarmad Kashani.

Reading the Rain in Moses’ Poetic Goodbye

Study Moses' last words in Deut. 32 with the help of Marty Jaffee's new translation of the Sifre Devarim and guiding questions from Beth Huppin.

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.