Museums in the Times of the Corona

With so many museums already closed courtesy of COVID-19, and many more about to close in the coming days, many of them are working hard to make sure their art remains available, and their collections open. Some are offering virtual tours, others - adding to their collections already available online, others still - offering online… Continue reading Museums in the Times of the Corona

Music in the Times of the Corona

With - quite predictably - more time on my hands, I decided this was the time to revive the blog, and to start sharing new content, at long last, and after several obviously not-too-successful attempts in the past. And since we're all now confined to our respective homes, I thought it would be a good… Continue reading Music in the Times of the Corona

Picking up where we left off… Almost… ITA 2017

About a year ago I decided to take a six-month long, shall we say, sabbatical of sorts, from blogging, to try and rethink my vision of this blog and its future, and what I would like to see here in terms of content and focus, and although I do realize that it’s been more than… Continue reading Picking up where we left off… Almost… ITA 2017

ITA 2016, or a few glorious days in Yerushalayim

Of about ten words I know of Hebrew, Yerushalayim shel zahav (Jerusalem of Gold) are most probably the three I've known the longest, all thanks to an old song of the same name. Given that, it's surprising it has taken me so long to finally make it to the city itself. And I'm extremely happy I went,… Continue reading ITA 2016, or a few glorious days in Yerushalayim

The Pros and Cons of Dummy-boothing, or does your Brain need tricking?

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch painter, whom some only know for going crazy (some say) and cutting off his ear. Others know him for painting bright flowers, a large number of self-portraits, and landscapes of Provence, as he got to spend quite some time in the south of France, although a large share of it… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Dummy-boothing, or does your Brain need tricking?

Ethics and Translation: Do Translators Have a Choice?

We are all human. We have our thoughts, our beliefs, our opinions. And sometimes we have to translate texts that are as different as can be from what we believe in and hold to be true. The decision as to how to render words and ideas can instantly become much more complicated. Which is precisely… Continue reading Ethics and Translation: Do Translators Have a Choice?