Remembering Rhodes, Family History, and the Sephardic Holocaust

As the Rhodes Jewish community marks a solemn anniversary, Hannah Pressman considers what it means to search for family history in the wake of the Holocaust.

By |August 8th, 2014|Personal History|

Rethinking the American Jewish Immigration Narrative

Sandra Barnes reflects on how her family's history differs from popular and scholarly representations of Jewish immigration to America.

By |March 5th, 2014|Jewish History & Thought, Student Writing|

Speaking Jewish: Thoughts on Ladino, Judezmo, & Identity

How (and why) do languages mark Jewish identity? Hannah Pressman's piece was inspired by Prof. David Bunis' recent talk.

By |October 16th, 2013|Sephardic Studies|

The Yiddish Poet Avrom Sutzkever, Creator of a Golden Chain

Vilna Ghetto partisan, Holocaust survivor, Yiddish poet in Israel: the life of Avrom Sutzkever, born 100 years ago.

By |July 15th, 2013|Arts & Culture|

Yiddish and Me

Love the mame-loshn? Here's a special cross-post from the Jewish Book Council.

By |February 11th, 2013|Arts & Culture|

Rewriting Russia: Jacob Gordin’s Yiddish Drama

Barbara J. Henry
December 2011, University of Washington Press

By |January 11th, 2013|Publications|

The Buzz Without the Caffeine

No latte required: Sarah Zaides reports on the stimulating takeaways from JewDub Talks.

By |December 6th, 2012|Arts & Culture|

St. Petersburg: New Pride, Old Prejudice?

Grad student Veronica Muskheli muses on museums and their role in Jewish cultural continuity.

By |November 26th, 2012|Global Judaism, Grad Student Writing|