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Translating the Sacred Word

Aviya Kushner, Author and Language Columnist at The Forward
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
12:00-1:00 PM
Off Campus Location
In her prize-winning book "The Grammar of God" (Spiegel & Grau, 2015), Aviya Kushner recounts her experience of reading the Hebrew Bible in multiple English translations and the surprises and revelations she encountered along the way. Drawing from this book, as well as her current project on the great commentator, poet, and translator Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra, she will share with us her insights on the history of biblical translation and the lives of translators.

Aviya Kushner’s is The Forward’s language columnist, and her essays on translation have appeared in "The Wall Street Journal," "The Wilson Quarterly," "Poets & Writers," and "Harvard Review." Her debut collection of poems, Wolf Lamb Bomb, which engages deeply with the Book of Isaiah, will be published by Orison Books in 2021. She is an associate professor at Columbia College Chicago, a founding faculty member at the Randolph College MFA Program, and a board member of the American Literary Translators Association.

Photo credit: Danielle Aquiline.

Advance Registration Required:
The Zoom Webinar link and password will be sent to registrants shortly before the event.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Jewish Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Judaic Studies