Dara Horn is the author of five novels, most recently Eternal Life.
Hersh Rasseyner is inescapable. The guy-yelling-at-you figure reappears in each generation, going back to when even Moses pulled a “Hersh” for the entire book of Deuteronomy.
The noted author swings by to talk about the perils and the promises of human mortality.
All of them illustrate the predicament of Jewish identity, but not all in the same way.
It took tremendous toil to produce the cultural rebirth of the Hebrew language. Let us give thanks to the toilers—and to their master translator.