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JOEL M. HOFFMAN, PhD, is the author of In the Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language and And God Said: How Translations Conceal the Bible's Original Meaning. He is the chief translator for the 10-volume series, My People's Prayer Book (winner of the National Jewish Book Award) and for My People's Passover Haggadah. He is an occasional contributor to The Jerusalem Post and The Huffington Post, and has held faculty appointments at Brandeis University and at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He lives in New York.
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President Rivlin’s Tragic Misunderstanding of Jewish History (Or, Will the Original Judaism Please Stand Up?)
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For centuries, translations of the Bible have obscured our understanding and appreciation of the original text. Now And God Said provides readers with an...