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Sunday, February 22 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Who is the Shiksa?

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Is "shiksa" derogatory? What are the cultural, historical, and linguistic implications of the word and concept? We'll look at the word from its Biblical origins to Drew Barrymore and the Toronto police. 

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Menachem Kaiser

Writer
Menachem Kaiser is a writer and critic living between Brooklyn, NY, and various Eastern European countries. A recent Fulbright Fellow to Lithuania, where he studies post-Holocaust memory and narrative, he has taught Creative Writing and Modern Jewish Culture at Vilnius University. His essays, criticism, journalism, and fiction have appeared in several publications including the Wall Street Journal, Slate and the New Yorker.com.  He is... Read More →


Sunday February 22, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 124