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Rachel Bluwstein's birthday (1890)

When: May 2, 2020
Summary: Born October 2, 1890

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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. http://www.nizza-thobi.com/Rachel_Bluwstein_engl_II.html “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.” http://www.miriamscup.com/RachelBiog.htm