israel in translation

Yom Kippur’s Poetry of Awe – Israel in Translation

Today we explore Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, through the poetry of Yehuda Amichai and Shelley Elkayam.

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Haim Gouri’s Piyyut for Rosh Hashanah

Born in Tel Aviv in 1923, Haim Gouri is a poet, novelist, documentary film maker, journalist, and the author of a book on the trial of Adolf Eichmann.

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Yehuda Amichai’s ‘Wildpeace’ – Israel in Translation

Yehuda Amichai is probably the most widely translated Hebrew poet since King David. He revised the national, Biblical narrative into a personal love story.

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Naomi Shemer: The first lady of Israeli song and poetry – Israel in Translation

We explore the work of poet and songwriter Naomi Shemer, who won the Israel Prize in 1983, and whose best-known work is the 1967 song ‘Jeruslaem of Gold.’

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