Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Hebrew (and Hebraic) Poetry

Nov. 25 2019

Born in Prussia in 1796, Hyman Hurwitz spent much of his adult life in London, where he became a Jewish educator, scholar, poet, and thinker. Hurwitz was also a close friend of the renowned poet and Tory philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Between 1814 and the latter’s death in 1834, the two met almost daily; Coleridge translated some of Hurwitz’s Hebrew poetry into English and collaborated with Hurwitz in producing an anthology of talmudic tales. The two even jointly read a patriotic poem at a London synagogue. Lilach Naishtat Bornstein writes:

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More about: British Jewry, Christian Hebraists, Hebrew, Hebrew poetry, Literature, Poetry

What Palestinians Want

July 10 2020

In an extensive report on a major survey of Palestinian public opinion, David Pollock sums up his key findings. Above all, the results suggest that large numbers of Palestinians are willing to make compromises with Israel in the short term, but tend to harbor maximalist, even militant, long-term goals:

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More about: Palestinian public opinion, Palestinians, Two-State Solution