Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

If you’re look­ing for a theme for your book club, this is a great one! See below for a few of our trans­lat­ed rec­om­men­da­tions as well as a few arti­cles on the process itself. Find the com­plete list here.

The Hebrew Trans­la­tor on Trans­la­tion by Jes­si­ca Cohen

The Tow­er of Babel and Cri­sis of Trans­la­tion by Ellen Frankel

The Act of Self-Trans­la­tion by Michael Idov

How to Suc­ceed in Aca­d­e­mics With­out Doing Any Research by Haim Watzman


Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the exec­u­tive direc­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil. She grad­u­at­ed from Emory Uni­ver­si­ty with degrees in Eng­lish and Art His­to­ry and, in addi­tion, stud­ied at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don. Pri­or to her role as exec­u­tive direc­tor, Nao­mi served as the found­ing edi­tor of the JBC web­site and blog and man­ag­ing edi­tor of Jew­ish Book World. In addi­tion, she has over­seen JBC’s dig­i­tal ini­tia­tives, and also devel­oped the JBC’s Vis­it­ing Scribe series and Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Conversation.