Spinoza, Industrialization, and the Nineteenth-Century Ethos of Repose

Professor Tracy Matysik traces philosophers' early critiques of capitalism and its breakneck pace, and finds a surprising remedy in Spinoza's ideas about God.

Hebrew and the Humanities Symposium

How does Hebrew study reflect the position of the humanities in higher education? Watch (and read) 2016 conference participants' answers to this and other questions about Hebrew's place in the United States and in higher ed.

Dara Horn and Ilan Stavans in Seattle for May Stroum Lectures

Don't miss celebrated authors Dara Horn and Ilan Stavans on May 23 & 24!

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My First Hebrew Test by Dara Horn

Novelist Dara Horn dares to ask the question: Why are there still only three kinds of American Jews who are allowed to learn Hebrew?

Dr. Ruth Behar on Seattle’s Sephardic Community

Why is Seattle's Sephardic community unique? Reflections from this year's Stroum Lecturer.

By | July 6th, 2015|Categories: Sephardic Studies, Video|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Students join Dr. Ruth Behar to talk about anthropology & making connections

Ruth Behar, this year's Stroum Lecturer at the UW, spoke with a diverse group of students about making authentic connections through anthropology.

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Ruth Behar on Finding Sephardic Identity in Cuba and Seattle

Reflections by this year's Stroum Lecturer, who will be at the UW on May 18 & 20!

By | April 8th, 2015|Categories: Our Events, Sephardic Studies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dr. Ruth Behar to give Stroum Lectures on Cuba, Seattle, and Dreaming of Sefarad

May 18 & 20!

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