There’s a lot in this name.
Der Nister died in the gulag, just a few years before his colleagues were murdered.
Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik’s faith in a Zionist-led Hebrew renaissance never faltered; nor did his labors on its behalf. Yet he also became, so he felt, Zionism’s prisoner.
Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik was called upon by his contemporaries to play the role of a prophet. By consenting, he believed he had betrayed both his talent and his true calling.
Not just Phoenicians.
Closing doors to refugees.
In December 1903, Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik burst to fame and notoriety in a storm of rage at Jewish passivity; by 1910, his poetic career had stalled.
A declaration of intentions.
A fact hidden from history.
A refuge for conversos, Holocaust refugees, and anti-Semitic terrorists.
Greek authorities prevented Jews from rebuilding.
Including “the commandments of Judas Iscariot” and a bad translation into Hebrew.
Against the protestations of many Zionist and anti-Zionist Jewish leaders.