A century ago, on Mt. Scopus, in Jerusalem, Albert Einstein gave the first lecture at the future Hebrew University, a ninety-minute inquest into cosmic mysteries: the meaning of time, the properties of light. In June, , Sayed Kashua, a novelist, columnist, television writer, and perhaps the most visible representative of Palestinian life in Israel, trudged to the same spot with a more earthbound goal. A reluctant public speaker, he was there to deliver a commencement address to the graduating class. His subject was life between languages, familiar ground for an author who identifies himself as Palestinian but writes solely in Hebrew. Though he was given only fifteen minutes, the invitation was unprecedented—the first time the university had brought in an Arab to speak at graduation.
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Polanski is also a fugitive from the U. After his mother and father were taken in raids, Polanski spent his formative years in foster homes under an adopted identity, trying to survive the Holocaust. In , he moved to the United States and cemented his status by directing the horror film Rosemary's Baby A turning point in his life took place in , when his pregnant wife, Sharon Tate , and four friends were brutally murdered by members of the Manson Family.
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As protests over the death of George Floyd — killed Tuesday when a police officer kneeled on his neck — turned violent, leading to riots and looting in the epicenter of Orthodox Jewish life in LA, Klempner and others who are Shabbat -observant were almost completely unaware of what was happening around them. They had been tuned out from the news for much longer than the usual Shabbat period of Friday till Saturday evening: The Shavuot holiday began on Thursday evening, which meant they were unplugged for three days — oblivious to the news breaking on television, radio or online for over 48 hours. Klempner spoke on Saturday evening after a curfew was imposed on downtown Los Angeles, which was later extended to the entire city — one of 15 cities across the United States to do so. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles County. This is vandalism.
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