Jewish Digital Humanities

Visualizing the English Translations of the Pesach Haggadah from 1770 to Now

This blog is part of research I am doing for my PhD studies at the University of Amsterdam, Holland. My supervisor is Prof. dr. L.W.M. (Rens) Bod - Computational and Digital Humanities  (UvA) and my co-supervisor is Prof. Tom Cheesman, Professor of German, Languages, Translation and Communication at Swansea University, Wales UK.

Below please find some snippets from blog posts in different sections of my blog. For more posts and complete coverage, click on the tabs above.


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  • 2019 CALT workshop @ Swansea University     I have been invited to speak at the 2019 CALT (Computer-Assisted Literary Translation Workshop) at Swansea University.The workshop webpage can be found here: ...
    Posted May 11, 2019, 1:52 PM by Avraham Roos
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Corpus Issues

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  • Grace After Meat?     I love meat and am a great fan of barbeques.  I have often asked myself why there is no specific bracha (benediction) for meat, and recently I found an answer ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2019, 8:04 AM by Avraham Roos
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Comparing Parallel Texts

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  • Afikoman/ Afikomen/ Afikomon? How to translate the answer given to the Wise Son in the Haggadah?"אין מפטירין אחר הפס אפיקומן"Greenbaum, the translator of the Israel Passover Haggadah writes:The meaning of ...
    Posted Aug 12, 2019, 5:55 AM by Avraham Roos
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Case Studies

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  • Sextuplets and Haggadah Translations A  few days ago, on March 15,  Thelma Chiaka, a Texas woman gave birth to six babies, sextuplets, in the Woman’s Hospital in Texas, delivering four boys and two ...
    Posted May 22, 2019, 4:54 AM by Avraham Roos
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(Visualization) Tools

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  • Machine Translation Tools for the Haggadah?    Dealing with many blundering human-made translations of the Haggadah on a daily basis makes one wonder about the linguistic capabilities of these translators. Completely mistaken translations, clearly misunderstood translations ...
    Posted Dec 2, 2018, 11:50 PM by Avraham Roos
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People to Contact

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  • Joshua Kulp and Stephan Durchslag    Joshua Kulp, the author of the wonderful Schechter Haggadah visited me today to see my 1400 Haggadah collection. During his visit, he inscribed my copy of his Haggadah which was ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2019, 8:36 AM by Avraham Roos
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