Jeffrey Shandler is Professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University. His most recent book is Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age: Survivors’ Stories and New Media Practices, Stanford University Press, 2017. He lives in New York City.
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.
Apr 05, 2019
Text & Translation
נישגוט־לאַפּיטוט האָט פֿאַרלױרן דעם מוט
Goblin Nogood Has Run Out of Clout