A Walk Down Sephardic Memory Lane: Reflections on Ladino Day

Ty Alhadeff takes a look back at the 4th annual International Ladino Day celebration at the University of Washington.

A Sephardic Thanksgiving: “Uniting the whole community”

In Seattle, Jews from the former Ottoman Empire learned to embrace an American tradition.

Jews, Muslims, and the Limits of Tolerance

Non-Muslims were accepted in the Ottoman Empire, but the tolerance policy for Jews had limits. Devin E. Naar suggests why tolerance is a double-edged idea.

Reading Roundup: New Titles in Sephardic Studies

Pocket-sized reviews of three new Sephardic Studies books that are connected by the theme of citizenship and identity in America and around the globe.

A Sephardic seder, of sorts, for Rosh Hashanah | (JTA) Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Benaroya Gift Establishes Jackson School as a Leader in Israel Studies

The Benaroya Fund for Excellence in Israel Studies will support a world-class scholar at the University of Washington as well as public programming.

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Denise Grollmus Interviews Dara Horn about Hebrew and Yiddish

Novelist Dara Horn spoke with Denise Grollmus about her relationship with Hebrew, a language with "emotional and cosmic significance."

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A Hug from Afar–An Escape from Rhodes to Seattle via Tangier

Claire Barkey's Ladino letters traveled from Rhodes to Seattle in the 1930s--and ended up saving her family's life.