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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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Susannah Heschel: Joy and Obligation (Leo Trepp Lecture)

5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 4, 2014
7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 4, 2014
BU Hillel House
The Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University is pleased to announce the first in a planned annual series of lectures named in honor of the late Leo Trepp (1913-2010), a widely known and revered German-American rabbi and philosopher, who while maintaining a traditional life of halakhic obligation was known for his joie de vivre. The Inaugural speaker is Professor Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth College), who will present “Joy and Obligation: The Legacies of Leo Trepp and A. J. Heschel,” as an homage to Leo Trepp. She will give a reconsideration of the work and path of a German and a Polish Jewish theologian who made their homes in America, shaping the way we see Judaism today. The lecture will be held at 5:00 p.m. on March 4, at the BU Hillel House (213 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215).