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Call For Papers: Religious Thought in Yiddish

Abstracts are due by April 1, 2017 for a spe­cial issue of In geveb devot­ed to reli­gious thought in Yiddish. 

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A Tale of Two Translators: Yehoash and Alter Take on the Tanakh

The recent pub­li­ca­tion of Robert Alter’s long-await­ed com­plete trans­la­tion of the entire Hebrew Bible into Eng­lish is a en enor­mous achieve­ment. But Alter is not the first to tack­le this mon­u­men­tal project; almost a cen­tu­ry ear­li­er, Solomon Bloom­garten — bet­ter known by his pen name, Yehoash — pro­duced a land­mark trans­la­tion of the same text into Yiddish. 

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Rediscovering Radical Rabbi Abraham Bick at the Site of the Former Institut far Yidisher Bildung

Rab­bi Abra­ham Bick unit­ed a seri­ous com­mit­ment to tra­di­tion­al Judaism with polit­i­cal rad­i­cal­ism in his short-lived New York City yeshi­va, the Insti­tut far Yidish­er Bildung.

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