Timely Translations of the Talmud

August 24, 2012

Culture's shaped by geography, language, class and clan. It’s also shaped by time.

Today our cultures are fundamentally different than they were one, two, three generations ago. If we want to understand old cultural artifacts, maybe we need translators.
Ruth Calderon has been studying Jewish texts and stories since she was a child. She talks with Steve Paulson about reinterpreting the stories for contemporary life. 
And we hear a little regional Americana from the audio archives of Dictionary of American Regional English.


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