A letter from a reader: Working on the Geniza Project

November 12, 2007:

The story about the Princeton Geniza Project (Notebook, Oct. 10) reminded me of my job when I was a junior and senior. I was very lucky. I started out as a waitress at Colonial Club, but then Professor Abraham Udovitch hired me as a research assistant. He was working on the Cairo Geniza documents. I used to open the packages that came in the mail to his Jones Hall office. I remember a box in plain brown wrapping. When I opened it, I took out an animal bone with faint writing on it. I got a second education in that office, and I am very grateful to Professor Udovitch.

New York, N.Y.

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