Moshe Ben-Ezra wasn’t only a Jew and a poet – he was also the commander of the Granada police.
“I was deceived by the stars. / There was a dream; it passed. / I have nothing at all in the world, / nothing but a vast waste.”
Rachel Bluwstein-Sela (aka “Rahel the Poet”) was one of the first female poets in the Hebrew language since the biblical Deborah.
Who was Yehuda Halevi, for whom a sweet and dirty street is named?
Who was Ibn Gavirol, after whom the main north-south street of Tel Aviv is named?