A turning point for pluralism in Israel?

Martin Jaffee praises Ruth Calderon's knesset speech as a breath of fresh air--and a possible gamechanger in Israeli politics.

Tempest in a Soup Bowl

This week JewDub clicks has the great knaidel debate, Argentina's Jewish cowboys, and more.

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Martin Jaffe

The Splendid Text of Ruth Calderon’s Knesset Speech

Martin Jaffee praises a daring attempt to revitalize Zionism in the context of religious, cultural, and political pluralism.

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Samaritan Bible Torah

The Samaritan Bible & Destination Bar Mitzvahs

JewDub Clicks, bringing you the latest roundup of unusual Jewish news from around the world.

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UW Jewish Studies End-of-Year Celebration

End of Year Celebration May 29th!

The annual gathering on May 29th will recognize what makes the Stroum program so special: our students, faculty, and community supporters.

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Secular? Moderate? Middle Class? Not Quite

Graduate student Anat Goldman questions the inclusivity of Israel’s Yesh Atid party and the meaning of Ruth Calderon’s Knesset speech.

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Rhodes Martyrs Square

Holocaust Memory, Reconstructed

Aron Rodrigue’s lecture proposed a theory of Sephardic Holocaust commemoration. It also raised questions about the nature of memory.

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Carob Tree

JewDub Clicks: Week of April 30, 2013

Unusual Jewish news from around the world. Up this week: Lag B’omer traditions and Bedouins in the IDF.

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Seattle Sephardic Hazzan Visits Carleton College

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.

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Telling Untold Stories: Sephardic Jews & the Holocaust

How Devin Naar’s global search for the Sephardic Holocaust experience led to personal discoveries–and to planning a ground-breaking conference at UW.

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