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Diaspora, and any impact which the renaissance of Hebrew may
be expected to exert upon the outside world, will largely depend
upon the medium of translation. The need, in fact, to train
translators capable of producing English versions of Hebrew
literature at the highest level is immediate; but no less impor-
tant is it that such translations be read. Indeed, only a wide
circle of interested readers can ensure the success of any such
project. One can only hope that such a change may come about
before, as Hebrew would say, “the grass starts sprouting out of
our cheeks,” or to use a more familiar idiom, before all of us
are “kicking up daisies.”