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Wald holds up a sign that says "Are we not drawn onwards, we Jews, drawn onward to a new era?"

Q&A: Alan Wald, the ‘holy’ palindromist

Alan Wald, 70, thinks ahead, but he’s good at thinking backward as well. Wald, who lives in San Francisco, searches for — and finds — “the nexus between Jews and palindromes,” words or phrases that read the same forward and backward. Then he develops performance pieces. J.: You were first fascinated by palindromes when you…
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