A New Paraphrased Translation of “The Gateway To Trusting G-d,” the Fourth Gate in Rabbi Bechaya’s classic, “Duties of the Heart,” has just been released.
What is unique about this translation – though there have been a few previous – is that unlike the traditional method of translation, whereby a person schooled both in the source and translating language – as well as hopefully the content – makes an accurate rendition (which though having the benefit of being faithful to the original source, but whereas often the original was written for a specific mindset, not to mention presupposing often a fair amount of background scholarship) this paraphrased translation looks merely at the content; and while faithfully rewriting the content, does so, to make it comprehensible to the mindset of the modern reader.
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