Mary Lemon Wiernikowsky,
Naomi Jacob's Great Grandmother
Mary Limon Wiernikowky (Center)
[tr. See Micah 7:15]
In a time like this where the first and last task is only to make souls for our people to wake and revive nationalism, who else but a woman has the ability to begin and finish this work? We need only “righteous women,” we need to teach them our Torah, our language, and our history ...
And the writers who stand on the watchtower, are silent . . .
My Guest Blogger, Naomi S. S. Jacobs, received her Ph.D in Early Judaism at Durham University with Loren T. Stuckenbruck. She recently taught as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Hebrew Bible and Biblical Hebrew at Washington University in St. Louis. Her latest publications include “Nebuchadnezzar's Hibernian Cousin”, in the John J. Collins Festschrift and “Disability,” forthcoming in the Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion. Her book, Delicious Prose: Reading the Tale of Tobit with Food and Drink, is in preparation. She also is the creator of the art blog, and offers professional dissertation and book coaching for writers in the humanities and social sciences.