Israeli Literature Israeli Poetry - Essay

Israeli Poetry

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

David C. Jacobson

SOURCE: "The Holocaust and the Bible in Israeli Poetry," in Modern Language Studies, Vol. XXIV, No. 4, Fall, 1994, pp. 63-77.

[In the following essay, Jacobson examines biblical allusions in Israeli Holocaust poetry.]

Although the destruction of European Jewry in World War II took place outside of the Land of Israel, Israeli culture has been greatly preoccupied by this historical event. Zionism was a movement founded in Europe with the purpose of saving the Jews of the Diaspora from gentile anti-Semitism. For Jews engaged in the Zionist enterprise in the Land of Israel during and immediately after World War II, Hitler's...

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