Archival photos capture Purim costumes worn by Sephardic Jews in the Ottoman Empire and its offshoots.
The 2020-21 academic year provided unprecedented opportunities for advancing the Sephardic Studies Digital Collection. We share an update from our Assistant Director and the UW librarians who have made this progress possible.
Read a translation of Albert Levy's poem about bedikat hamets, the Jewish ritual that involves cleaning one's home for Passover.
Matsa ads from American Ladino and Yiddish newspapers compel us to reconsider Jewish food history in the United States.
When a Jewish election committee officially appointed Haim Nahum as chief rabbi of the Ottoman Empire, it changed the way Ottoman Jews navigated citizenship, self-governance, and religious authority.
A collaborative oral history project between University of Washington graduate students and Seattle's Ladineros, a group of some of the last Ladino speakers in Seattle.
In late nineteenth-century Vienna, one Sephardic Jew battled for "authentic" Hebrew pronunciation -- in Ladino.
Maureen Jackson investigates Turkish music in Sephardic Seattle with artifacts, audio, and more.