Himel Family Yiddish Lecture Series Co-Sponsored by the Al and Malka Green Fund in Yiddish Studies
Naomi Seidman (University of Toronto)
"Ven yoyzl hot geret of yidish"
This talk follows an important pivot in the history of Yiddish translations of the New Testament that took place in the first half of the twentieth century. This was the period when translators began to embrace both a more Jewish Yiddish than their predecessors, while also embracing a more Jewish Jesus, who spoke this homey and rich Yiddish. We will explore the circumstances of this transformation as it played itself out in the translation of Henry Chayim Einspruch, a translation that found a surprisingly positive reception among the Yiddish intellentsia.
This event is conducted entirely in Yiddish.
Naomi Seidman is the Chancellor Jackman Professor of the Arts in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto. Her most recent book, Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition, was the recipient of a National Jewish Book Award. She recently completed a monograph titled "In the Freud Closet: Psychoanalysis and Jewish Languages." She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2016.
This lecture will be delivered only virtually via Zoom. To attend, please click THIS LINK on Tuesday, January 17 at 1 PM.
Israel and Sala Disenhouse Yiddish Lecture Fund, Al and Malka Green Fund in Yiddish Studies