In the eyes of many Jews, the great poet Hayyim Nahman Bialik opened wide the door to the modern era of Hebrew literature through his poetic style and expression of thought. In Bialik’s era, the mere mention of his name stirred the hearts of the Jewish nation.
Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins presents highlights from the life of Bialik, the man acclaimed as “Israel’s National Poet” and incorporates the English version of many of his classic works.
Dr. Elkins includes the fascinating relationships Bialik had with many of the leading modern Hebrew writers, and how they revitalized Hebrew literature.
“Dov Peretz Elkins has written a highly readable introduction to the life and poetry of one of the vital, foundational poets of the state of Israel.”Rabbi Miriyam Glazer, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Modern Jewish Literature, American Jewish University
“The poems are written as if Bialik is gifted with the grace of God.” Y. L. Peretz, Playwright