Grad Fellow Esra Bakkalbasioglu reflects on the raki-maker Rabbi Nahmias, the rebetiko singer Roza Eskenazi, and Jewish identities.
How do energy resources affect Middle Eastern communities? Grad Fellow Esra Bakkalbasioglu offers her thoughts.
Grad Fellow Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano found manuscripts, mentors, and inspiration during his research quarter in Istanbul, Turkey.
Graduate Fellow Sarah Zaides is studying the emigration of Russian Jews to Ottoman lands in the early 20th century, using archival Ladino newspapers.
Graduate Fellow Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano specializes in Ottoman Turkish history, but his Jewish Studies research project has led him to a rare Ladino manuscript.
Denise Grollmus' discovery that her family had Jewish roots led her to study contemporary Jewish-Polish culture.
Graduate student Anat Goldman questions the inclusivity of Israel's Yesh Atid party and the meaning of Ruth Calderon's Knesset speech.
What can the career of a Russian theater legend teach us about Soviet Jewish identity in the period of Israel's establishment?