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Re: Research Query: Investigating the Rochester Synagogue Bombings of 1970

Speaking as a primary source, my family moved to Rochester in 1976, when I was 12. We joined Beth Shalom, one of the bombed synagogues. I remember someone pointing out the signs the synagogue wall had been repaired, but I don't remember any discussions of the bombings representing anything other than mafia mishegas. I'd be happy to arrange in interview with my father, who would remember how the Jewish community presented itself at the time.

Larry Yudelson
Editorial Director
Ben Yehuda Press

Re: Research Query: Insanity and gender in modern Jewish fiction

Regarding "insanity and gender" in modern Jewish fiction:
See the character of Miriam Devorah in S.Y. Agnon's "The Hazzanim" in "A City in Its Fullness," ed. Mintz and Saks (Toby Press), pp 78-97 (in Hebrew in his "Ir uMeloah"). See also the articles by Mintz, Arbell, and Katzman:
and the chapter by Alan Mintz in his "Ancestral Tales" (SUP).

Jeffrey Saks
Director of Research, Agnon House