Who Was Qasmunah? Jewish Biography as History

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Preserved in a medieval anthology of women poets, Qasmunah’s unique voice stands out as one of the few surviving voices of the Jewish Golden Age in Spain.


Recent Publications by Dr. Abramson (better in print than on video anyway):

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  1. didaskologos says:

    Tre quality of love may not be strained in poetry, but as you so aptly pointed out, the quality of the translation of a love poem is quite strained by the translators.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think “The New Colossus” was written by Emma Lazarus.
    Your lectures are fascinating and once again, you have been able to illuminate an obscure yet beautiful part of our history.

    1. Thanks for the correction (and the kind words)!

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