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Hebrew Knights in a New Land

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter begins with two brief collective portraits of the American Hebraists from two different periods to introduce the subject of this study. The first comes from the pen of Zalman Shazar, a ... More


The Apotheosis of Hebrew

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter explores how American Hebrew poets persisted in producing a rich and substantial body of verse well into the middle of the twentieth century, despite being ignored by the center in ... More


Bloody Hope: The Intertextual Afterword of Salman Masalha and Saul Tchernichowsky

Lital Levy

in Poetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162485
eISBN:
9781400852574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162485.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding chapter returns to Palestinian Hebrew writing with a poem by Salman Masalha and its intertextual invocation of a sonnet corona by the canonical early twentieth-century Hebrew poet ... More


Gabriel Preil

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter analyzes the poetry of Gabriel Preil, the youngest of the poets considered in this study, and whose work represents the culmination of the enterprise of American Hebrew poetry. Preil is ... More


Hebrew Poetry in Poland between the Two World Wars

David Weinfeld (ed.)

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774600
eISBN:
9781800340701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774600.003.0041
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses David Weinfeld's anthology Hebrew Poetry in Poland between the Two World Wars (1997). This anthology includes two dozen Hebrew poets and is valuable if only from a historical ... More


Eisig Silberschlag

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter analyzes the poetry of Eisig Silberschlag, who was a lyric poet, and, unlike many other American Hebrew poets, never reached a point at which he experienced the lyric as inadequate for ... More


In the Tents of Cush

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines Lisitzky's Be'oholei Khush [In the tents of Cush] (1953). This is a key text in the canon of American Hebrew poetry, not only because of its singularity but also because of its ... More


Abraham Regelson

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter analyzes the poetry of Abraham Regelson, who embraced his vocation as poet-philosopher at a young age and clung to it throughout his life, despite the fact that the world rewarded him ... More


New England, the Nineteenth Century

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter explores American Hebrew poets' idealization of life in the farms and villages of New England and upstate New York. The poets were drawn to the subject of rural life in the hope of ... More


Simon Halkin

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter analyzes the poetry of Simon Halkin, whose first poems, written when he was in his early twenties (1918–22), reflect the clear outlines of the persona that he was to inhabit for most of ... More


Benjamin Nahum Silkiner

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter analyzes the poetry of Benjamin Silkiner, who was unique among the new Hebrew poets who appeared in America at the beginning of the twentieth century. While fellow poets wrote lyric ... More


Hillel Bavli

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter analyzes the poetry of Hillel Bavli, who was known for his devotion to lyric poetry and, later in his career, dramatic monologue and portraiture. As an editor and essayist, he played an ... More


H. A. Friedland

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter analyzes the poetry of H. A. Friedland, who was a rarity in the expanse of modern Hebrew literature: a poet who devoted himself almost exclusively to the classical sonnet. The sonnet ... More


Moshe Feinstein

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter analyzes the poetry of Moshe Feinstein, who was most identified with the independent and freestanding Hebrew college, Herzliah Teachers Institute, which he founded and headed until he ... More


Urban Enclosures

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines the poetry of Abraham Zvi Halevi (1907–66). The only collection of Halevi's poetry published during his lifetime, Mitokh hasugar [From inside the cage] (1948), contains the ... More


Ephraim E. Lisitzky

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter analyzes the poetry of Ephraim E. Lisitzky, who has the distinction of being the only American Hebrew poet to write an autobiography. This volume, called Eleh toldot adam [These are the ... More


Abraham Samuel Schwartz

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter analyzes the poetry of Abraham Samuel Schwartz, who, unlike other American Hebrew poets, was a medical doctor by profession, with a busy general practice in the Jewish neighborhoods of ... More


Israel Efros

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter analyzes the poetry of Israel Efros, who was unique among the Hebrew poets in America in his formidable knowledge of the philosophical tradition and the technicalities of its abstract ... More


Shimon Ginzburg

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter analyzes the poetry of Shimon Ginzburg, who never felt truly at home in America. His disdain for the coarseness of urban life and the ignorance of American Jews was reflected in some of ... More


Judah Ha-Levi

David Goldstein

in Hebrew Poems from Spain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113669
eISBN:
9781800340183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113669.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the poetry of Judah ha-Levi. The peak of Spanish Hebrew poetry was reached in the works of Judah ben Samuel ha-Levi. He excelled in all the media of his art, and he is ... More


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