israel in translation

‘There was a dream; it passed’ – Israel in Translation

“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.”

The mother of Hebrew poetry

Rachel Bluwstein-Sela (aka “Rahel the Poet”) was one of the first female poets in the Hebrew language since the biblical Deborah.

An Andalusian don – Israel in Translation

Who was Yehuda Halevi, for whom a sweet and dirty street is named?

The spectacular fly in the ointment of the Andalusian-Jewish elite

Who was Ibn Gavirol, after whom the main north-south street of Tel Aviv is named?