The people & the book: Sadness and joy on Simhat Torah

In every unfulfilled yearning there is the renewed challenge of striving to move forward into the future.

By YEHIEL GRENIMANN
September 29, 2013 13:03
3 minute read.
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“Outspread hands,
gaze from afar
There no one comes
Each and his Nevo
Over a vast land


These lines, the last stanza of her poem “From Afar,” are etched into the gravestone of the famed Hebrew poetess Rachel. They use the place of Moses’ death and burial on the other side of the Jordan as “a symbol of unfulfilled yearning,” in the words of Hebrew literature specialist Prof. Naomi Brenner.

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