How menschy is the Mensch on a Bench?

Moshe the Mensch is ready for his selfie, but are we ready for another Hanukkah mascot?

By |December 9th, 2014|Categories: Global Judaism|Tags: , , |

Yiddish, Ladino, and Assimilation in Seattle’s Jewish News

Catch the next performance of "Letters to the Editor" on Dec. 13th!

By |December 4th, 2014|Categories: Arts & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Saying Shana Tova with a Yiddish Postcard

How did Jews say "Happy New Year" in the early 20th century? Check out this Yiddish postcard for Rosh Hashana!

By |September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Global Judaism|Tags: , , , |

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|Categories: Personal History|Tags: , , , , , |

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.

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|Categories: Sephardic Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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|Categories: Arts & Culture|Tags: , , , , |

Yiddish and Me

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

By |February 11th, 2013|Categories: Arts & Culture|Tags: , , |