Presenting 2012’s Annual Spindel Memorial Lecture, featuring…Peter Cole!

Bowdoin College is pleased to inform you that this year’s Annual Harry Spindel Memorial in Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Affairs will feature Peter Cole of Yale University!  The lecture will take place on April 17th, at 7:30PM, in Kresge Auditorium in the Visual Arts Center.  The lecture is entitled “The Poetry of Kabbalah, The Kabbalah of Poetry: Ruminations and a Reading”

Peter Cole is a poet and translator of poetry and prose from Hebrew and Arabic whose work has received much recognition, including a MacArthur Fellowship. His familiarity with the contemporary Middle East and intimacy with medieval Hebrew come together in his recent book (co-authored with Adina Hoffman): Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza.

Established in 1977 by the gift of Rosalyne Spindel Bernstein, Honorary 1997, and Sumner Thurman Bernstein in memory of her father, Harry Spindel, as a lasting testimony to his lifelong devotion to Jewish Learning, this fund is used to support annual lectures in Judaic studies or contemporary Jewish affairs. The fund has celebrated Jewish culture and identity through lectures, music, photography, and film.

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