Hannah Pressman has a doctorate in Hebrew literature and is co-editor of Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture. Her writing has appeared in Lilith, the Forward, eSefarad.com, and MyJewishLearning.com. She lives in Seattle, where she is affiliate faculty for the UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies.

‘I’d Like to Become a Bird’

My great-great-grandmother’s letters—in Ladino—paint a portrait of the Sephardic community on the Isle of Rhodes, moments before it was destroyed in the Holocaust


My Sephardic Inheritance: a Spoonful of Salt, a Spoonful of Sugar

What a family heirloom taught me about my ancestors, and the mysterious parts of my Jewish history


Try Some Jewish Ham This Thanksgiving

The dish was a staple for Sephardic Jews during the Spanish Inquisition

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