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How Iraqi Jews are reclaiming their cultural legacy in Israel

March 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Grad Fellow Pablo Maldonado explains how, following their forced migration in the 1950s, Israel's Middle Eastern Jewish community is reconnecting with its heritage through music.

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Discovering the unexpected connections between Persian and Hebrew

March 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Graduate Fellow Sara Molaie's work with Hebrew illustrates how languages and cultures can be connected in surprising ways.

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How Israel is redefining foreign aid for the 21st century

March 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Graduate Fellow Sam Gordon argues that Israel's education-based approach to foreign aid is uniquely well-suited to the demands of the 21st century.

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What the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula can teach us about political power & minority status

February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Graduate Fellow Vivian Mills shows how all-too-familiar patterns of discrimination and exclusion affected Sephardic Jews in the Middle Ages.

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The military in Israeli politics, state & society

February 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Scholar Marwa Maziad argues that the influence of the Israeli military extends into the nation's government, economy, and national security apparatus.

“Another year, another piece of wisdom”: The Sephardic Studies Program 2017 recap

January 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Three Years of the Sephardic Studies Program at a glance.

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Israel Studies Program

Announcing the Benaroya Fund for Excellence in Israel Studies

Sephardic Studies Program

World-renowned for the study of Sephardic culture and history, the Sephardic Studies Program features a growing online library and museum, undergraduate and graduate courses, public programs like Ladino Day, and academic conferences.

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