More Than a National Poet: On the 140th Anniversary of Haim Nahman Bialik's Birth

In his work as a storyteller, editor, linguist, commentator and 'guiding light,' Bialik was a figure everyone looked to for guidance on matters of national identity.

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In a graveside address on the 78th anniversary of Haim Nahman Bialik's death last July, prize-winning poet and translator Meir Wieseltier spared no praise...