A copy of the poem “The Laryngitis of Jewish Women” by Chaya Lester. Hand assembled and silkscreened in an edition of 17 copies by the book-artist Andi Arnovitz. The case is also designed by Arnovitz, 2015. Recently acquired by the Yale U. Library.
The poem expresses the frustration and anger of the poet at the lack of Orthodox Jewish women’s participation in the ritual of circumcision of their own children. Both the poet and the artist live in Jerusalem.