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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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A German Bible for Jewish Women? Lecture by Abigail Gillman

Starts:
5:00 pm on Thursday, February 7, 2013
Location:
Photonics Center Room 906
20th century social activist and feminist Bertha Pappenheim translated a trio of Yiddish Bibles for women. Associate Professor Abigail Gillman of Boston University argues that Pappenheim's project not only merits inclusion in the tradition of German Jewish Bible translation, it provokes us to reconsider the tradition as a whole, in particular with regard to the place of the female reader and the relevance of Yiddish language Bibles. Reception to follow