François Azar brings folktales and the French Sephardic revival to Seattle Ladino Day
François Azar, a leader of the French Sephardic revival, on writing his own Ladino folktales, censorship, and why he is confident about the future.
Learning Hebrew, mother and child
How does language connect children to their parents? Hannah Pressman reflects on learning Hebrew as a child and discovering her mother's ulpan notebook.
Crossing the Bosphorus: A Sephardic Memoir in a 100-Year-Old French Notebook
Finding clues to a great-grandmother's migratory life in her notebook from the Alliance Israelite Universelle school.
Reading Roundup: New Titles in Sephardic Studies
Pocket-sized reviews of three new Sephardic Studies books that are connected by the theme of citizenship and identity in America and around the globe.
2016-17 Jewish Studies Graduate Fellows
The new class of Jewish Studies Graduate Fellows includes students in Political Science, English, and International Studies.
Hebrew and the Humanities Symposium offers views on the future of Hebrew
How does Hebrew study reflect the position of the humanities in higher education? Watch (and read) 2016 conference participants' answers to this and other questions about Hebrew's place in the United States and in higher ed.
Reading the Bible Between the Lines in Aviya Kushner’s Grammar of God
One of the deep pleasures of exploring the Bible with Aviya Kushner is finding the foreignness in a familiar text.