Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bialik, our national poet, has a birthday


Today was the 141st birthday of Israel's national poet, Haim Nachman Bialik.
Meitar Library had a special story hour followed by a coloring session on the subject.

I took Eyal and Libby.
Libby enjoyed it because she had just learned to sing Bialik's songs in her pre-kindergarten class.

Even today's Google doodle was dedicated to Bialik's poem, Ken Latsipor (Bird's Nest).

See the words and translation here, with a very interesting "Revisiting Bialik: A Radical Mizrahi Reading of the Jewish National Poet."


VP said...

Sorry for my ignorance, but the only balik I know is the fish sandwich in Istanbul!

Malyss said...

I'm ashamed to say that I don't know this poet; I'll follow the links to discover him!

William Kendall said...

The library looks very busy!