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Wisdom from the Septuagint

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Translations of the Bible often reveal more about a translator’s world view than they do about the actual text. Once we decipher the context, a translation reveals something that is hidden to the reader.

This is especially the case with respect to one of the more straightforward passages pertaining to the laws of blasphemy found in this week’s Torah portion, Parshat Mishpatim. The verse that is relevant to this passage ...

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Wisdom from the Septuagint: Do Not Blaspheme Gods

Translations of the Bible often reveal more about a translator’s world view than they do about the actual text. Once we decipher the context, a translation reveals something that is hidden to the reader.

This is especially the case with respect to one of the more straightforward passages pertaining to the laws of blasphemy found in this week’s Torah portion, Parshat Mishpatim. The verse that is relevant to this passage reads, “You shall ...

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‘Twas the night before Purim …

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My good friend Yochanan Lavie  sent me some time ago one of the best Purim stories that I have read in a long time.
Now, who says the Haredim don’t have a good sense of humor?
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Posted by Yochanan Lavie on 28.02.10 at 4:18 pm

‘Twas the night before Purim, when all through the shul

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mule;

The stockings were hung by the aron with care,

In ...

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‘A Shepherd’s Song’ analyzes Psalm 23′s metaphor — Book Review

‘A Shepherd’s Song’ analyzes Psalm 23′s metaphor

Photo: An "insider story" about the creation of the cover for Michael Leo Samuel's new book, A Shepherd's Song:  http://duncanlong.com/blog/?p=6043

 

Posted on 01 May 2014.

A Shepherd’s Song: Psalm 23 and the Shepherd Metaphor in Jewish Thought by Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel, Kodesh Press, New York, NY;  ISBN 978-0-61599-132-0 ©2014, ...
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Corrections to the Website Update 10/20/2013

Dear friends,

The wesbite has had some font incompatibility issues that have corrupted much of the texts with strange machine codes and question-marks that has infested the database. We will be fixing this problem in the weeks ahead, but the work that this process demands is fairly tedious.  I will be slowly adding about 14 months worth of material back into the website. This will take time. In the meantime, feel free to ...

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