“The Catholics have done it; the Protestants have done it; AND NOW THE JEWS ARE GOING TO DO IT!” So began a 1956 solicitation letter for, of all things, a new Jewish translation of the Bible. Fifty years have now passed since the first part of that translation, “The Torah: The Five Books of Moses,” was published, amid great fanfare, by the Jewish Publication Society. Looking back, what did those Jewish translators accomplish?
|The Brooklyn rabbi’s stolen car — with the $30,000 Torah still inside — has been found, according to officials. Rabbi Binyamin Tamaiev said he was leading a service inside the Congregation Agudath Sholom... more ››|
|Moses led the Israelites through a parted Red Sea, out of slavery in Egypt some 2500 years ago. He received the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai to bind the people in a covenant with the living God of history. Because he... more ››|
|Bible translators must understand both the meaning of the original text as well as the language they are translating it into – something Wycliffe Bible Translators describes on its website as being "like the clasping of two... more ››|
|It happened sometime between third and fifth grade, so long ago that Ardene Bartness can’t quite remember.The 21 Bible verses she memorized, she’s never forgotten.“When I was growing up in Minnesota, every year a child... more ››|
|After traveling for 30 hours, the two girls crashed on twin beds in the primitive hotel room in the heart of Laos, a southeast Asian country known for its brutal religious oppression.They heard a sharp knock at the door. Hearts... more ››|