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Judith: The woman warrior who brought down a general

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/judith_the_woman_warrior_who_brought_down_a_general_20061123

Arabian rugs and pillows are spread out in a tent as Holofernes, the general of the Assyrians, plots his victory over the Israelites. Wearing a tunic, he speaks lines of great beauty: "I am overcome with wonder, trembling with a terrible infatuation." He is speaking of war, yet he might be anticipating the woman who will take him to bed later in the evening.That woman, the eponymous star of "Judith: A Parting From the Body," resuming its run at the Theater of NOTE on Nov. 30, is the Jewish heroine known to readers of the Apocrypha.

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