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November 18, 2014
Statement from the Director of CJS
Rabbi Moshe Twersky, who was murdered while at prayer in Jerusalem this morning, was the son of my late and revered colleague, Professor Isadore Twersky, founding director of Harvard's Center for Jewish Studies. I know that I speak for all of us in the CJS community when I say that we are heartbroken at the news of this unspeakable act of sacrilegious cruelty. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Twersky family at this terribly sad and difficult time.
Robert M. Beren Professor of Government
Director, Center for Jewish Studies