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What makes music sound Jewish

May 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Graduate Fellow Sarah Riskind, a composer, noticed a unique pattern in both the Sephardic and Ashkenazi music she works with.

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Using project-based learning to teach the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

May 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Graduate Fellow Rob Keener explains that concepts and real-world connections are key to teaching history well.

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Wonder Woman and the superpower of Hebrew

May 9th, 2018|2 Comments

The complexities of translating "Wonder Woman" into Hebrew can help us to think about what it means to be a "woman of valor."

The challenges and opportunities of peace education in Israel

May 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Projects like Camp Harmony and the Hand in Hand School in Israel show both the promises and difficulties of teaching for peace.

  • The Israeli flag flies next to China's in a key flagpole near Tiananmen Square in Beijing

Israel in Asia? Why global trends are pushing Israel to “look east”

April 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Graduate Fellow Sam Gordon explains how, in a shifting world order, Israel both is and isn't making a strategic "pivot to Asia."

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How the Turkish “City of Peace” remembers its Sephardic veterans

April 16th, 2018|3 Comments

Grad Fellow Özgür Özkan walks through a new exhibit that remembers Çanakkale’s Sephardic veterans—and reaffirms its pluralistic identity.

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Israel Studies Program

Announcing the Benaroya Fund for Excellence in Israel Studies

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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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