The UCSD Judaic Studies Program presents:

Finding the Woman of Valor:  Gender, Americanization and the 1917 Jewish Bible Translation

by Naomi Seidman, PhD.
Koret Professor of Jewish Culture, Graduate Theological Union

Description: In the last months of work on the 1917 JPS Bible translation project, the translators and editors struggled over whether to change the King James "woman of virtue" to "woman of valor" in Proverbs 31. This talk will explore the controversy over the proper translation of "eishet hayil" in the context of the Jewish immigrant experience in its gendered dimension.

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
5:00 pm
Faculty Club
UC San Diego
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Naomi Seidman Naomi Seidman is Koret Professor of Jewish Culture and the Director of The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union. Her third book, "The Marriage Plot: Sexuality, Secularization and the Emergence of Modern Jewish Literature," is forthcoming.