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Translation = Crime ?
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: April 05, 2004 12:31PM



“If one translates a verse literally, he is a liar;
if he adds to it, he is a blasphemer and a libeller.”
–Rabbi Yehudah


The Rabbi was talking about translating religious texts. He's quoted by the organizers of a conference FOR TRANSLATORS, at
[humwww.ucsc.edu] />

Given the Talmudic feeling for paradox as a key to wisdom, I would guess that Rabbi Yehudah was himself a translator and he wasn't AGAINST translating, but he wanted to warn those involved to have humility about what they could and could not do.


Re: Translation = Crime ?
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-03rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: April 05, 2004 02:18PM

Whom does one libel, God?


Re: Translation = Crime ?
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: April 05, 2004 03:44PM

Marian, a couple of years ago, a member of the forum here turned me on to a
site which translates passages from the Torah, and other Jewish holy books.
I think, can't be sure in this age of disappearing links, that this is the collection he showed me:

[www.geocities.com] />

Les




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