A Book Lover’s Tour of Judaica Libraries in Los Angeles

Scholar, translator, and librarian Emily Thompson visited Judaica libraries in LA to learn more about their collections and operations.

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Devin E. Naar’s “Jewish Salonica” Book Release

Mazel tov to Dr. Devin E. Naar, whose archival work for "Jewish Salonica," his first book, won two National Jewish Book Awards.

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Manna from heaven: Bumuelos, a Sephardic Hanukkah treat

Tracing a Sephardic holiday dessert from the Sinai desert to the shores of Seattle.

Crossing the Bosphorus: A Sephardic Memoir in a 100-Year-Old French Notebook

Finding clues to a great-grandmother's migratory life in her notebook from the Alliance Israelite Universelle school.

The Flavor of Rhodes: Paradise Lost, Recipe Saved

The art of the boreka told through the Ladino letters of Rachel Shemarya.

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.

UW Grad Creates Digital Museum Exhibit on a “Sephardic Lighthouse”

Ashley Bobman, UW Class of 2016, helped create an online exhibit about the Sephardic intellectual Albert D. Levy--her own great-grandfather.

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.