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The Future of American Jewish Bible Translation

Sunday, April 30  •  9:30 am – 3:30 pm
At the Museum

A special symposium in celebration of the 100th anniversary of The JPS Holy Scriptures, with many of the nation's leading Bible scholars. After a look back at the last century, representatives from all the major rabbinical seminaries will discuss "Trends in Bible Scholarship and Translation" at the morning session. Scholars involved in the JPS Bible Commentary series will offer "Notes for a New Translation" at the afternoon session, that will also address the startling impact of the digital revolution in education and publishing.

Free, advance registration required

Program Schedule

9:00 am Check-in

9:30 am  Welcome
Ivy Barsky, National Museum of American Jewish History
    The Past as Prelude
Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz, The Jewish Publication Society
Leonard Greenspoon, Creighton University

10:30 am Toward the Future - Trends in Bible Scholarship and Translation
Tamar Kamionkowski, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Aaron Koller, Yeshiva University
Ben Sommer, Jewish Theological Seminary
Andrea Weiss, Hebrew Union College

12:00 pm Lunch break

1:30 pm  Toward the Future - Notes for a New Translation
Michael Carasik (moderator)
Adele Berlin, University of Maryland
Gary A. Rendsburg, Rutgers University
Marc Brettler, Duke University
Daniel Septimus, Sefaria
Diane M. Sharon, Temple Emanu-el, The Streicker Center

3:30 pm Conclusion and self-guided tour of the Museum

Event type:Lectures & Discussions