Rachel Bluwstein's birthday (1890)

Rachel Bluwstein's birthday (1890)
September 29, 2024
2024-09-29 00:00:00 2024-09-29 00:00:00 America/New_York Rachel Bluwstein's birthday (1890) Please refer to event page

Rachel came to Israel at the age of 19, on the second Aliyah. She wrote poems that embodied a range of emotions capitalizing on the Hebrew language forming as well as Biblical Hebrew. “Today, Israelis read Rachel’s poetry and learn about their pioneering founders’ intense attachment to the land. In one of her most famous poems, To My Country, Rachel writes: I haven’t sung to you, my country. I have not glorified your name with great heroic deeds, or loot from the battlefield. My hands have simply planted a tree on Jordan’s calms shores. My feet have simply formed a path through the fields. Indeed, a humble gift it is, I know this, Mother. Indeed, your daughter’s offering makes a very humble gift: Only the thrilling cry of joy, on the day the light will break through, Only my secret tears for you, for your present misery.”