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  • Visuals illustrating episode 5, "Before Zionism"

PODCAST | Jewish Questions, Episode 5: Before Zionism — Liora Halpern

February 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

Present-day discussions of anti-Semitism often involve Israel and the Zionist movement… but before the 20th century, Jews’ and Jewish scholars’ understandings of anti-Semitism were completely connected with Europe and Christianity. In the last episode of our series, guest Liora R. Halperin looks at how 19th-century Jewish settlers to Ottoman Palestine were influenced by the anti-Semitism they experienced in the Russian Empire

  • Collage for episode 4 for the "Jewish Questions" podcast

PODCAST | Jewish Questions, Episode 4: Jewish Anti-Semitism? — Devin Naar

January 27th, 2021|0 Comments

Can Jews be anti-Semitic against other Jews? In this episode, guest Devin E. Naar looks at the history of Jewish prejudice against other Jews in the United States, from the very first American Jewish settlers in the 1600s to twentieth-century efforts to exclude Jews from the Muslim world from Jewish institutions — as American Jews struggled to hold on to their “precarious whiteness.”

  • Collage of paintings and illustrations related to "Being Jewish in Medieval Spain"

PODCAST | Jewish Questions, Episode 3: Being Jewish in Medieval Spain — Ana Gómez-Bravo

January 20th, 2021|0 Comments

Has anti-Semitism always been the same, or have ideas about Jewishness, and suspicion towards Jews, changed over time? In this episode, guest Ana Gómez-Bravo helps to answer these questions by looking at the lives of Jews and “conversos” (Jewish converts to Christianity) in medieval Spain, exploring how Catholic authorities tried to define and restrict their Jewish and converso residents.


  • Studio photo of Sephardic family, men wearing Ottoman military outfits, with American flags as a backdrop

VIDEO | 9th Annual Ladino Day – Sephardic Trajectories: Archives, Objects, and the Ottoman Jewish Past in the United States

January 13th, 2022|0 Comments

Editors and contributors to "Sephardic Trajectories: Archives, Objects, and the Ottoman Jewish Past in the United States" (Koç University Press, 2021) discuss this multidisciplinary volume that highlights artifacts from the Sephardic Studies Digital Collection.

  • Narrating migration stories flyer with text overlaid on a photo of Leo Negri.

VIDEO | Narrating Migration Stories: Podcasting Sephardic Jewish Journeys

December 9th, 2021|0 Comments

In this exclusive student event, scholar and co-creator of the well-known Ottoman History Podcast Chris Gratien and retired journalist Sam Negri discuss their approach to telling the stories of marginalized migrants to the United States, focusing on the story of Negri’s father, Sephardic Jew Leo Negri.