Got the chance today to see the National Yiddish Book Library in Amherst, which is really an incredible institution. Perhaps the most interesting find was the epigraph from a Yiddish translation of the collected works of Shakespeare which read, roughly translated:

Translated and improved.

That, I think, is as concise and resonant articulation of the aspirations of Jewish history as any.

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