Friday, October 12, 2018

Ilana Sasson memorial lecture

SAD NEWS: Remembering Ilana Sasson. Memorial lecture will focus on ‘materiality’ of Cairo Geniza (Lois Goldrich, Jewish Standard/Times of Israel). I am very sorry to learn of the death of Dr. Sasson last year. I had never met her, but I was aware of her work on the Karaites and Judeo-Arabic. I posted on her and her work here and here.
Dr. [Marina] Rustow — a 2015 MacArthur Fellow whose work focuses on the study of Judeo-Arabic documents found in the Cairo geniza and the history of Jews in the Fatimid caliphate — will deliver the Ilana Sasson Memorial Lecture on October 21 at the Teaneck synagogue where Ilana was an active member. Her topic is “The Cairo Geniza in the Digital Age.” (See box for more information.)
May her memory be for a blessing.

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