Isaac Azose and his Ladino songs amazed the crowd at a Sephardic cultural symposium in Minnesota. A special report from Dr. Maureen Jackson, former Cole Fellow at UW and current Harry Starr Fellow at Harvard.
Cinema is a visual document of the transformation of attitudes towards Jews in the Soviet Union.
Shrines to Esther, Haman's ketubbah, outrageous groggers. Art expert Shalom Sabar dips into his treasure trove of Purim folklore.
Love the mame-loshn? Here's a special cross-post from the Jewish Book Council.
How Sarah Aroeste made the idea of "Ladino rock band" a reality: a report from the first New Voices event.
Visiting Professor Shalom Sabar
JSIS A 377/ SOC 377
A passionate argument for embracing the diversity of Jewish cultural expressions around the globe.
No latte required: Sarah Zaides reports on the stimulating takeaways from JewDub Talks.
Grad student Veronica Muskheli muses on museums and their role in Jewish cultural continuity.
Winter quarter is heating up with the latest courses from Jewish Studies. Book your spot today!
From kabobs to nighttime concerts, Sarah Zaides shares the best of her summer in Jlem.
How important are those little notes in the margins? An Israeli film about academic hijinks prompts a reflection.
Experience Jewish Studies in a dynamic new format on November 8th.
MWF 11:30-12:20pm, N. Pianko, N. Sokoloff, J. Migdal & P. Burstein
This survey introduces the people, institutions, and culture of Israel in the context of larger global forces.
T 1:30-4:20pm, Visiting Professor Shalom Sabar
A seminar on the multi-cultural origins of the art created by Jews in medieval Spain and Portugal.
MW 1:30-2:20pm, Naomi Sokoloff & Amal Eqeiq
How has culture impacted the shaping of Israeli identity and Palestinian identity?
TTh 11:30-1:20pm, Devin Naar
Analyzing different expressions of Jewish culture across time and space.
W 7:00-9:20pm, Naomi Sokoloff
Evening class exploring Israeli life through popular culture. Credit/no credit.
What a book's popularity says about its audience.
Help yourself to our tasty menu of Fall Quarter courses. Art history, literature, and languages take center stage. Handy links included!
Grad student Millicent Haase explores the fusion sound of Gad Elbaz and Alon De Loco.
Professor Naomi Sokoloff's Winter 2012 course explored the history of Israel through popular music.
Abigail Gluck ponders the theme music of two popular Israeli tv shows: “Ramzor” and “Srugim.”