New Meanings

Translator Sarah Ruden reinvigorates the Bible in English; Priest Jal Panthaky goes deep into his Zoroastrian faith to unpack the rules of marriage.

Sarah Ruden is a poet, a translator, a Quaker, and the author of The Face of Water: A Translator on Beauty and Meaning in the Bible. She has published acclaimed translations of Virgil's Aeneid, Aristophanes' Lysistrata, and St. Augustine's Confessions, among others. She's also translating the New Testament Gospels for the Modern Library. 

CBC Producer Tania Mehta's documentary Jal's Journey: A Zoroastrian Priest's Path to a New Normal follows Jal Panthaky as he comes to terms with the interreligious marriage of his daughter, Rahnuma, and makes new discoveries about the tenets of his own religion.