The Cambridge Faculty of Divinity is pleased to announce that the 2016 Yerushah Lecture will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 May, in the Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity, West Road. Nicholas de Lange, Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Jewish Studies and acclaimed translator of modern Hebrew literature, will speak on ‘The poetry of Judaism: Translating a precious heritage.’ All are welcome, and refreshments will be served following the lecture.
The annual Yerushah Lecture in the Faculty of Divinity was established with a benefaction from the Righteous Persons Foundation, created by Steven Spielberg from the proceeds of his 1993 film Schindler’s List. ‘Yerushah’ is the Hebrew word for ‘heritage’. The Yerushah Lecture is devoted to Jewish heritage in all its aspects, with an emphasis on the transmission of Jewish identity and values across the generations.