David Frum

03.25.13

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.