From: Nichael Lynn Cramer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Mar 17 1996 - 20:12:24 EST
At 4:32 PM 16/03/96, D. Peterson wrote:
>One of the rabbis said:
>"Reading scripture in translation is like kissing your bride through a veil."
>I have filed the serial numbers off that and made it slightly less sexist,
>but I think it expresses the concept quite pithily.
I can't find the source, but a (perhaps) more gender-neutral ;-) statement
of which I'm quite fond compares the reading of translations to "looking at
the back of a tapestry".
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