As tracked through the waxing and waning value of the Hebrew words for “departees” and “descenders.”
In anti- and post-Zionist circles, the verb of choice for immigrating to Israel has been replaced by something less romantic.
The two giants of Jewish literature come together for a wide-ranging discussion centered around his new book on the seminal Hebrew writers of modernity.
Ahad Ha’am would agree.
A versatile fellow, this Cossack, identified simultaneously with Israel’s prime minister and his bitterest opponents! Who is he and who robbed him?
In English, one “wears” just about everything, from clothes to hats to perfume. In Hebrew, there’s a different verb for each of these items and more.
The author of a biblically themed opera, and perhaps of Havah Nagilah.
What separates language from language, and language from dialect.
And his longtime collaborator, Hyman Hurwitz.
With the help of an “Esperanto” club.
A letter from recently opened archives of the great writer makes clear how seriously he took the language, and by extension a possible move to Palestine.