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Friday, August 30 • 9:15pm - 10:30pm
Seyder Tekhines: The Forgotten Book of Women's Common Prayer

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Tekhines are a unique genre of heartfelt "prayers" or "supplications" written in Yiddish (usually by men) exclusively for women. Tekhines were first compiled in the 17th century for Ashkenazi women who typically could not read Hebrew. Books of tekhines were widely circulated across Europe and women eventually got involved in publishing -- becoming translators, editors, copyists and even typesetters. Today their distinctly female voice has led scholars and feminists to rediscover, reinterpret and reimagine tekhines. In this session we'll learn their history, read some tekines in English, and if time permits, write our own!

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Nina Rubin

Director of Communications, Georgia Charter Schools Association
Talk to me about building, improving, and directing engaging content across multiple channels to diverse audiences. Talk to me about data-visualization and info-graphics. We are a nonprofit that advocates and educates about public charter schools in the state of Georgia. We talk to Legislators, Teachers, School Leaders, Funders, Parents, and the General Public. The story is complex. We love storytelling, but we also need to provide strong... Read More →


Friday August 30, 2013 9:15pm - 10:30pm
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