(photo credit: Pepe Fainberg)
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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