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Azzan Yadin Israel

Azzan Yadin-Israel is an associate professor of Rabbinic Literature at Rutgers University. His primary scholarly focus is on early rabbinic legal interpretation. He is working on a book-length study of Rabbi Akiva.

Lost in Translation

Azzan Yadin-Israel

 The novelist Jonathan Rosen has written evocatively of the parallels between rabbinic literature and the World Wide Web: “When I look at a page of Talmud and see all those texts tucked intimately and intrusively onto the same page, like immigrant children sharing a single bed, I do think of the interrupting, jumbled culture of the Internet.” Rosen’s insight is…