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A weaving depicts the island of Rhodes

Remembering Rhodes, Family History, and the Sephardic Holocaust

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

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.
Soletreo is the cursive script of Ladino, or Judezmo, the Judeo-Spanish spoken by Sephardic Jews.

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.

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.

Yiddish and Me

Love the mame-loshn? Here's a special cross-post from the Jewish Book Council.
Rewriting Russia: Jacob Gordin's Yiddish Drama

Rewriting Russia: Jacob Gordin’s Yiddish Drama

Barbara J. Henry
December 2011, University of Washington Press

The Buzz Without the Caffeine

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

St. Petersburg: New Pride, Old Prejudice?

Grad student Veronica Muskheli muses on museums and their role in Jewish cultural continuity.
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A Guidebook for Sephardic Immigrants

Devin Naar's new blog series sheds light on rare Ladino artifacts found here in Seattle.

Focusing Her Lens on Folklore

How grad student Veronica Muskheli found her way to the White Sea and Russian-Jewish ethnography.

Something to Talk About

Experience Jewish Studies in a dynamic new format on November 8th.

Zion in the Far East

Lenin and Stalin believed that national, cultural consciousness was a necessary part of the Marxist historical timeline