In the Poems of Rahel, We Recognize Ourselves

In their seeming simplicity, they convey an intricately layered, acutely realized, and intensely moving human vision.

Rahel on the recently redesigned 20 shekel banknote.

Rahel on the recently redesigned 20 shekel banknote.

Response
June 11 2018
About the author

Michael Weingrad is professor of Jewish studies at Portland State University and a frequent contributor to Mosaic and the Jewish Review of Books. 


If the poet Raḥel steps forth so vividly and splendidly in Hillel Halkin’s latest Mosaic essay, that is in part because he has, in eight preceding landmark essays on major figures in the modern Hebrew revival, given us a tradition against which to measure her.

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