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Sunday, June 28 • 1:20pm - 2:30pm
Through the Lens of Ruth and Naomi: Personal writing as daughters, mothers, mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law

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We will focus on the story of Ruth and Naomi, whose central figures are women and include the qualities and the dilemmas that women faced then and in a way we face now. The central story is about a chosen relationship between two women who become family and tells the story of widowhood, childlessness, marriage and childhbirth. It evokes the experience of being "other" and highlights the relationship of the mother-in-law to her daughter-in-law. We will examine the text, poetry by Marge Piercy and other poets, and some essays from the text, Reading Ruth, edited by Judith A. Kates and Gail Twersky Reimer. We will conclude with our own writing.

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Nitza Agam

JewishStudies Teacher, Brandeis Hillel Day School
Nitza Agam is a Jewish educator, a teacher, a writer, and a poet. She has published poems, articles, and essays in various educational, literary, and Jewish publications. She published her memoir about the Yom Kippur War titled Scent of Jasmine. This will be her third year leading... Read More →

Sunday June 28, 2015 1:20pm - 2:30pm
Student Center Ballroom B

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