“Totes Koshe” T-shirts and the Rise of Cheeky Yiddish Leisurewear

Edgy t-shirts are using Jewish-sounding words as a sexy identity statement. Hannah Pressman investigates.

By |October 30th, 2015|Categories: Arts & Culture|Tags: , , |

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.

Student Auditions for Mirele Efros Staged Reading of Classic Yiddish Play

Come audition to be a part of the Seattle Premier of Mirele Efros, staged reading of the classic Yiddish play presented by the Stroum Jewish Studies Program and the Seattle Jewish Theater Company.

By |October 16th, 2013|Categories: |Tags: , , , |

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: , , , , , , , |