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Jacob Chatinover (translation)

Jacob Chatinover (translation)

Jacob Chatinover is a Jewish environmental educator. He studied Near Eastern & Judaic studies at Brandeis Univ., where he focused on translation, especially poetic and liturgical translation. He is pursuing rabbinic ordination at Hebrew College in Newton, MA. If you know of a work that is beautiful but inaccessible to English-speakers, let him know!

http://jacob.chatinover@gmail.com

Ḳinah for the Chmielnicki Massacres of 1648–1649, by Yaaqov Ḳoppel ben Tsvi Margoliyot in Sefer Ḳol Yaaqov (1658)

Contributed on: 28 Feb 2019 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Aharon N. Varady (English translation) | Jacob Chatinover (translation) | Yaaqov Ḳoppel ben Tsvi Margoliyot |

A kinah/elegy for those massacred in the Chmielnicki massacres of 1648–1649 composed by a possible eyewitness to the tragedy. . . .


תפלת אחר הקמת המצבה, מנהג ק״ק פרעסבורג יצ״ו | Prayer after the Unveiling of a Tombstone, according to the custom of the Jewish community of Pressburg

Contributed on: 17 Aug 2018 by Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Jacob Chatinover (translation) | Unknown Author(s) |

A prayer for unveiling a tombstone, according to the custom of the Jews of Pressburg. . . .


תפלה לרבוי גשמים | Prayer in the event of excessive rain (Mantua, Italy 1729)

Contributed on: 21 Apr 2020 by Aharon N. Varady (English translation) | Jacob Chatinover (translation) | Aharon N. Varady (transcription) | Unknown Author(s) |

A prayer in the event of excessive raining causing economic hardship, from Mantua in 1729. . . .


בִּרְכַּת הָאִילָנוֹת | The Blessing of Flowering Fruit Trees in the Spring Season

Contributed on: 05 Apr 2011 by Aharon N. Varady (English translation) | Jacob Chatinover (translation) | Isaac Gantwerk Mayer (transcription & naqdanut) | David Seidenberg | Unknown Author(s) |

When the spring (Aviv) season arrives, a blessing is traditionally said when one is in view of at least two flowering fruit trees. In the northern hemisphere, it can be said anytime through the end of the month of Nissan (though it can still be said in Iyar). For those who live in the southern hemisphere, the blessing can be said during the month of Tishrei. . . .



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