Friday, March 02, 2012

A call for Hebrew and Aramaic translators

*The Hackmey Hebrew Classical Library ***
*Call for Translators - an update*

Harvard University Press and Tel Aviv University Press is about to launch a new series of bilingual editions of classical Hebrew and Aramaic texts in facing English translation (on the model of Loeb and I Tatti). The new series, made possible by a donation of Mr. Joseph Hackmey, will be named *The Hackmey Hebrew Classical Library*. The project is under the direction of Prof. Aviad Kleinberg, director of Tel Aviv University Press.

We are currently looking for high-quality translations of Hebrew and Aramaic texts in all genres - from poetry to halachic discussions and from philosophy to chronicles -from the post-biblical period to the *haskalah*. We invite scholars working in these fields to submit proposals for English translations from Hebrew and Aramaic. The translations will be accompanied by an introduction, short explanatory notes and a bibliography.*
From the H-Judaic list. Follow the link for a list of texts of particular interest to the project. Lots of halakhic and mystical texts are on the list.

The heading says "an update," but this is the first I've heard of the project. It sounds exciting.