Graduate Theological Union

Naomi Sheindel Seidman

Graduate Theological Union
Koret Professor of Jewish Culture and Director of the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1995

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley 1995
M.A., University of California, Davis 1984
B.A., Brooklyn College 1981

Phone: 510/649-2482
E-mail: naomi@gtu.edu

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Translation Studies; Translating the Bible
  • The Sexual Transformation of Ashkenaz; Haskalah Literature

Selected Publications

  • Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation, University of Chicago Press, 2006.
  • A Marriage Made in Heaven: The Sexual Politics of Hebrew and Yiddish, University of California Press, 1997.
  • The First Day and Other Stories, written by Dvora Baron, translated by Naomi Seidman with
    Chana Kronfeld, edited by Chana Kronfeld and Naomi Seidman, University of California Press, 2001.
  • Conversations with Dvora: An Experimental Biography of the First Modern Hebrew Woman Writer, written by Amia Lieblich, translated by Naomi Seidman, edited by Chana Kronfeld and Naomi Seidman, University of California Press, 1997.
  • “Finding the Woman of Valor: The JPS 1917 Translation in the Light of the King
    James,” in Ideology, Culture, and Translation: Assessing the Genius of the King
    James Version as Bible Translation and Literary Influence
    , eds. David Burke,
    John Kutsko, and Philip Towner, Society of Biblical Literature, 2013.

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