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Courses by instructor: Naomi Seidman

Naomi Seidman

Naomi Seidman Prof. Naomi Seidman is Koret Professor of Jewish Culture and Director of the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Her first book, A Marriage Made in Heaven: The Sexual Politics of Hebrew and Yiddish, appeared in 1997. Her second, Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation, was published in 2006.

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From “The Melting Pot” to Angels in America: Romance, Jewish History, and Americanization

A300-BJ Instructors: Seidman Starting: 05/15/2018 Location: JCC East Bay

This presentation will trace the development of conceptions of Jewish identity in the United States from Israel Zangwill’s hugely influential 1908 play “The Melting-Pot” to Tony Kushner’s 1991 “Angels in America.” In particular, we will ...

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When Jesus Spoke Yiddish: Translating the Gospels for Jews

H300-JCL Instructors: Seidman Starting: 04/29/2018 Location: Jewish Community Library

Among the many translations of the New Testament, those directed at Jews present a particular set of challenges and opportunities. This lecture traces the four-hundred-year history of the Yiddish translation of the New Testament. While ...