Two historians find letters written by a blind rabbi 300 years ago in Shakespeare’s plague-ridden London. As they pursue their research, they discover something even more unusual: the rabbi’s scribe was a woman. The Weight of Ink draws us into the life of Ester Velasquez, an émigré from Amsterdam, in 17th century London.
Known for her award-winning novels, Tolstoy Lied and From a Sealed Room, Rachel Kadish is a National Endowment for the Arts fiction fellow and visiting scholar at the Brandeis-Bardin Women’s Study Research Center. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, Zoetrope, the New York Times, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology.
Lynn Zeller Memorial Event
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