Lack of Yiddish Translators Derails Bribery Case

Judge declares mistrial in corruption case against New York State Senator

Subtitle Writers Strike Scrambles Israeli TV

Mixed messages onscreen as English language translators demand fair pay

The Opposite of Schadenfreude?

The Hebrew word ‘firgun’ describes taking pleasure in another’s good fortune

The Emancipation of Fanny von Arnstein and the Quandaries of German Jewry

Hilde Spiel’s newly re-translated biography of the Austrian aristocrat is a cautionary tale of Jews during the German Enlightenment

‘On the Edge of Our City’: A Short Story for Yom Kippur by Aharon Appelfeld

A Holocaust survivor wrestles with the angel of history on the beach in Tel Aviv

Yiddish-Speaking Wizards and Dragons Invade the Shire in ‘Der Hobit’

J.R.R. Tolkien’s foremost and only Yiddish-language translator is part of a new wave of nonscholar enthusiasts

Robert Alter Wants Us To Think More Seriously About the Bible as Literature

The scholar, critic, and masterful translator remains dedicated to uncovering the full subtlety and intelligence of the stories in sacred texts

Queen for a Day

The rabbis who reasoned about the day of rest also celebrated it. Plus: The Talmud on iPad and in translation.

The New Jew-Speak, via Google

Sarah Bunin Benor’s new Jewish English Lexicon crowd-sources distinctive contributions to the language

Holocaust Poetry, Saved Again

New translations of three astonishing poems, which evoke the horror of the Lodz ghetto and its aftermath

Reb Nachman Explains It All

The new modern translation of Likutey Moharan shows why the Hasidic master is relevant today

Found in Translation

Scholar Adin Steinsaltz discusses his recently completed edition of the Talmud, why the Internet is better than TV, and the prospect of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and Elvis playing cards together

Sundown: Israeli Diplomat Claims All Jerusalem

Plus Hillary to AIPAC, should Bar ditch Leo?, and more

Sundown: The Pope’s Jew

Plus, understanding through translation, the war on lox, and more

Unprejudiced

A Jane Austen classic reset in the Galilee

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