Alter, smiling, seated in a sunlit office full of books

Jewish Book Council awards recognize Cal prof Robert Alter

The Jewish Book Council announced the winners of the 2019 National Jewish Book Awards on Wednesday. U.C. Berkeley professor Robert Alter received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his decades-long project “The Hebrew Bible: A Trans­la­tion with Com­men­tary.” Alter’s once-in-a-generation translation of the entire Hebrew Bible into English began in 1997 with the publication of his…
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