Three new English translations of the Tanach have appeared recently: the literary translation of Robert Alter in 2019, the translation and commentary led by Rabbi Steinsaltz zt"l in 2020, and the updated Koren Hebrew/English Tanach which was published a few months ago, for which Rabbi Sacks zt"l was responsible for the Torah section.
These translations are as different as chalk, cabbages, and cheese. What is the underlying purpose of each one, and which should you have on your shelf? By studying select phrases and passages, and grounding these works in historical context, this lecture will give you a deeper understanding of the art and value of biblical translation.
Taught by Arnie Rotenberg, this class is offered in two parts: February 1 and March 1 from 7:00-8:30 pm.
The class is offered live and virtually. Email Arnie to RSVP to attend live firstname.lastname@example.org
or at the scheduled time, visit the cgoh.org website under Learn and Adult Education for the Zoom link.
Sponsor: Congregation Gates of Heaven