The Andalusian poet who turned complaining into an art form – Israel in Translation

 

 

Moshe Ben Ezra was a fine Andalusian poet, as well as the chief of the Granada police. Listen to a couple of poems from the guy who made complaining a form of art.

 

Book: The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492.

 

Music:

“Let Man Remember” and “Castille,” by Avi Belleli 

 
Photo by Zoltan Kluger 

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