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  • Judith: The woman warrior who brought down a general

    By Robert David Jaffee

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    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...