The recently demolished Seattle Curtain factory held a century’s history for the city’s Sephardic community—and for the family that founded the business after immigrating from Rhodes
A popular baker leans in to his family’s culinary tradition and dreams of Reubens and bagels
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
In Seattle’s Sephardic synagogues, women have come together to bake for more than a century. Will a younger generation continue the tradition?
When Japanese immigrant Eddie Otsuka was released from an internment camp in 1945, nobody would hire him—except one rabbi who saw parallels in their personal plights
Two recent articles detail a vibrant community of ‘Ladineros’ who have mixed feelings about returning to the country that was once their ancestors’ home
Study finds population surge, likely tied to industry and job growth
Seven decades ago, the Jews of Rhodes were sent to Auschwitz. Now some descendants are preserving a culture nearly lost.
The Seattle musician formerly known as D. Black returns with a new album after his latest conversion, to Orthodox Judaism
When I caught a foul ball at a baseball game, I felt the divine presence—and it changed my whole life
The activist called Faygele ben Miriam started Washington state’s battle over marriage more than 40 years ago
Plus public transit gets more depressing, and more
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