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the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)


Virtual Conversations: A Book & Author Experience

Jerusalem Maiden: A Novel
by Talia Carner

Captioning will be provided 

If a Tree Falls by Jennifer Rosner

Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30-8:30pm Eastern Time

Talia Carner will be discussing her book, Jerusalem Maiden: A Novel, where she presents the story of Esther Kaminisky, who knows that her duty is to marry young and produce many sons to help hasten the Messiah's arrival. When her French teacher discovers her talent for drawing, Esther wonders if God has a special destiny for her as an artist, not a mother. As the years pass, Esther sacrifices her desire for painting and devotes herself to God's path as a “Jerusalem Maiden.” When her beliefs clash with her surging passions, Esther must confront questions of faith, destiny and God and herself.

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Read the Book

Jerusalem Maiden: A Novel, is available in paperback or electronic format via Amazon.

About the Author:

Talia Carner was formerly the publisher of Savvy Woman's Magazine and a lecturer at international women's economic forums. Award-winning author of three novels (most recently Jerusalem Maiden: A Novel, HarperCollins, 2011) and numerous stories, essays and articles, she is a committed supporter of global human rights. Carner has spearheaded groundbreaking projects centered on female plight and women's activism.

Ms. Carner is a board member of HBI, a research center for Jewish women's life and culture at Brandeis University, and an honorary board member of several anti-domestic violence and child abuse intervention organizations. She and her husband Ron Carner have four grown children and reside in Manhattan and Bridgehampton, NY.

About the Facilitator:

Dr. Laura Strumingher Schor is a Professor of History at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center. She served Hunter College as Provost for nine years, initiating the Freshman Year program and hiring 100 new faculty members. She was appointed the Founding Dean of the Macaulay (then CUNY) Honors College and served from its inception until the graduation of the first class in 2005. Dr. Schor served as the Chair of the Hadassah Brandeis Institute from 2008-2014 and additionally serves on the Macaulay Honors College Foundation Board and the Slim Peace Board.

About The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute:

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute develops fresh ways of thinking about Jews and gender worldwide by producing and promoting scholarly research, artistic projects and public engagement.

The world's only academic center of its kind, the HBI provides research resources and programs for scholars, students and the public. The Institute publishes books and a journal, convenes international conferences and local programming, and offers competitive grant and internship programs.


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