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New Language, New Story: How Translation Changed the Bible for Sephardic Jews Across History

Dr. David Wacks
New Language, New Story: How Translation Changed the Bible for Sephardic Jews Across History
Mon. March 4, 6:00 PM, Thomson 101
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 6:00pm
Thomson 101

Monday, March 4th at 6PM in Thomson 101, in “New Language, New Story: How Translation Changed the Bible for Sephardic Jews Across History,” Dr. David Wacks will discuss the history of Sephardic engagement with the Tanakh, from the medieval Arabic translations to the Ladino and Judeo-Spanish translations, commentaries, and legends through which generations of Sepharadim reinterpreted the Tanakh for the worlds in which they lived.

Prof. David Wacks is Head of the Department of Romance Languages and Professor of Spanish at the University of Oregon. In 2006 he was Harry Starr Fellow in Judaica at the Harvard Center for Jewish Studies.

This event is sponsored by The Strom Center for Jewish Studies and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies.

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