Senior Lily Rosencrantz reflects on what she learned in her time with Jewish Studies, both at the University of Washington and abroad.
Looking at how Sephardic Jews in Seattle recalled massacres of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey shows why it's important to go beyond "good guys" and "bad guys" in interpreting history, writes graduate fellow Oya Rose Aktaş.
Like people today, people in the ancient world were obsessed with having ideal children. And ancient theories of vision combined with fears around imperfect babies to create some funky beliefs about sex and conception, writes grad fellow Jennifer Hunter. But were they really weirder than our worries today?
Graduate fellow Eryk Waligora explains why Holocaust education matters on a global scale by looking at the case of Taiwan — a country with a painful past of its own to contend with.
Graduate fellow Bret Windhauser explains the economic underpinnings of smuggling between Israel and the Palestinian Territories — and why the most commonly smuggled goods may not be what you think.
Graduate fellow Francis Abugbilla tells the story of C'ôte d'Ivoire's young Jewish community, and its efforts to promote peace in a country recovering from multiple civil wars.
Opportunity grant winner Samuel Cantor explains why learning Hebrew grammar will teach you to "think in a brand new way."
Why learning Hebrew led opportunity grant winner Ellen Perleberg to think more deeply about how language genders the world.