03.25.13 3:35 PM ET
The First Seder is Tonight
In honor of the first Seder tonight, a re-link to a tough review by Leon Weiseltier of a new translation of the Passover Haggadah.
All translation is interpretation, since it is a choice among meanings; but translation is not the same activity as interpretation. A good translation of a troubling text will preserve the reason for the trouble, and thereby leave open the gates of interpretation.