Opinion Poet Haim Gouri, Founder of Israel's Religion of Bereavement

Gouri bequeathed to the people an obsession with memory, the sanctity of death in battle and the worship of it as the pinnacle of an individual's existential significance

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After his death on Wednesday, the Israeli left was quick to hail Haim Gouri as a symbol of political and moral sanity, citing his awakening from the delusions of the Gush Emunim settler movement he had...