Sephardic Jews in the US, with Devin Naar. Part II: Life, Culture, Language
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: When protesting in New York against the Nazis in 1933, who did the Sephardic Jews compare Hitler to?
Dr. Devin E. Naar is the chair of the Sephardic Studies Program at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he teaches courses including Sephardic history and culture; relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims in lands of the former Ottoman Empire; and migrations from the Mediterranean world to the Americas in the twentieth century, among others.
At the University of Washington he has begun a pilot project entitled, “Sephardic Studies Digital Collection,” which seeks to collect, preserve and disseminate the rich Sephardic and Ladino historical, literary and cultural heritage. The program has received extensive local, national and international media attention, and we are including a link to its website so that you can see its many activities.
In our last program Dr. Naar told us about the history of the Sephardic Jews in the United States and this week he is speaking with us about their life in this country, their culture and language. And you can find out more about the Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America here.