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Hillel Halkin to Deliver 2008 Klutznick Lecture

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March 4, 2008 | by Wendy Leopold
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Hillel Halkin, widely considered the leading Hebrew to English and Yiddish to English translator today, will deliver the 2008 Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization Wednesday, March 12, at Northwestern University.

Halkin's lecture, titled "After Post-Zionism: Building the Israel that Could Be," will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle, on the Evanston campus. It is free and open to the public.

Halkin has translated the works of numerous authors, including classic works by S.Y. Agnon, Sholom Aleichem and Y.L. Peretz and contemporary works by writers Amos Oz, A.B. Yehoshua and Shulamit Hareven. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for work he wrote as a correspondent for the New York weekly Forward.

Halkin currently is at work on a book on the medieval Hebrew poet Yehudi Halevi as part of a series on prominent figures in Jewish history.

The Klutznick Lecture is presented by Northwestern's Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. The Klutznick Lectureship in Jewish Studies was established in 1986.

For further information about the upcoming lecture, contact (847) 491-2612 or jewish-studies@northwestern.edu.
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