TITLE: Poet Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
SPEAKER: Yermiyahu Ahron Taub
EVENT DATE: 06/07/2011
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 56 minutes
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Yermiyahu Ahron Taub reads from his new book of poetry, "Uncle Feygele," which explores the issues encountered by gay Orthodox Jews. He follows up with questions from the audience regarding the book and translating between English and Yiddish.
Speaker Biography: Yermiyahu Ahron Taub was born and raised in an ultra-Orthodox community in Philadelphia. He received his secondary education in yeshivot in his hometown and in Baltimore. A Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of Temple University, he received an M.A. in history from Emory University and an M.L.S. from Queens College, City University of New York. Taub is is the author of three volumes of poetry, "Uncle Feygele," "What Stillness Illuminated/Vos shtilkayt hot baloykhtn" and "The Insatiable Psalm." He is a librarian in the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress.