A Glorious Hebrew Poet—and Her Challenging Rhymes
It is almost as if English and Hebrew had gotten together and decided, “Yes, we don’t as a rule do well rhyme-wise, but for Raḥel we’ll make a special effort.”
June 25, 2018 | Hillel Halkin
About the author: Hillel Halkin’s books include Yehuda Halevi, Across the Sabbath River, Melisande: What are Dreams? (a novel), Jabotinsky: A Life (2014), and, most recently, After One-Hundred-and-Twenty(Princeton).
This is a response to The Life, Work, and Legacy of Israel's Most Beloved Poet, originally published in Mosaic in June 2018