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October 22


BrennerJerusalem: City of the Book

The Toby and Herbert Stolzer Endowed Program

A distinguished panel reveals Jerusalem’s cultural diversity through its hidden libraries and rare manuscripts. Join us online on October 25 at 2:00 p.m. to explore the city’s historic Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and Armenian literary treasures, as well as the work of famed photographer Frédéric Brenner. Registration is required by Friday, October 23, at 1:00 p.m.

For more information or to register


Meet the Panelists

Benjamin Balint photo
Benjamin Balint
, writer; translator; coauthor, Jerusalem: City of the Book; Winner of this year’s Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for his recent book Kafka’s Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy

Columba Stewart
Father Columba Stewart
, Executive Director, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota; Named 2019 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities, the highest honor of the National Endowment for the Humanities, for his perilous work rescuing hundreds of years’ worth of irreplaceable endangered texts around the world

Der Matossian
Bedross Der Matossian
, Associate Professor, Department of History, and Associate Director, Harris Center for Judaic Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln; President, Society for Armenian Studies

Cosponsored by the Rutgers–New Brunswick Libraries and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies


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