After Memorial Day: Putting the Israeli Culture of Commemoration in a Comparative Perspective

Opportunity Grant winner Anat Goldman reflects on the similarities and challenges of national moments of commemoration in Israel and Turkey.

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The Solo–and Collaborative–Process of Writing a Dissertation

Esra Bakkalbasioglu, a PhD student in Interdisciplinary Near and Middle Eastern Studies, argues that sharing ideas with colleagues is key when writing a dissertation.

The Flavor of Rhodes: Paradise Lost, Recipe Saved

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

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.

“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.

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.

A Guide to Sephardic Raki Drinking

Grad Fellow Esra Bakkalbasioglu reflects on the raki-maker Rabbi Nahmias, the rebetiko singer Roza Eskenazi, and Jewish identities.

Fresh Takes on Jewish Studies at 5/2 Grad Symposium

Overview and full schedule of the May 2 research showcase for our five fantastic Graduate Fellows.