Reading in Hebrew

Posted: Tuesday, April 17 at 02:06 pm ET by Bill Dedman,

Among those reading at Tuesday’s convocation is Anat Elazari, a graduate student in industrial engineering recruited for her ability to speak Hebrew.

Elazari was to read from Ecclesiastes, or the Kohelet in Hebrew, in honor of Liviu Librescu, 76, an Israeli citizen originally from Romania. The engineering science and mathematics lecturer was shot to death as he attempted to prevent the gunman from entering his classroom.

Elazari said she did not know Librescu, an internationally known expert in aeronautical engineering.

The passage from the Hebrew Bible book that begins “For everything there is a season,” also was to be read in English at the service.

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