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Naphtali Herz Imber

Naphtali Herz Imber (1856-1909), born in Galicia, is the poet behind HaTikvah, the Zionist and later the Israeli national anthem. Imber received a traditional Jewish education that excluded secular subjects. He began to write and to travel at a very young age. Imber arrived in Palestine as secretary of Laurence Oliphant, a Christian Zionist whom he met in Constantinople in 1882. In Palestine he published poems, articles and satires. In 1888, he returned to Europe but his restless nature soon took him back to the East where he wandered as far as Bombay. In 1892 he went to the United States. After a brief visit to London, he returned to America, where he spent the rest of his life in squalor, misery and alcoholism. HaTikva, first published as Tikvatenu (Our Hope) in Imber's first volume of poems is dated "Jerusalem, 1884."






Books Published in Hebrew
Dawn (poetry), Jerusalem, 1884 [Barkay]
The New Dawn (poetry), Zloczow, 1900 [Barkay Ha-Hadash] 
The Third Dawn or the Blood Avenger (poetry), New York, 1904 [Barkay Ha-Shelishi O Goel Ha-Dam] 
In Memoriam for the Slaughtered and Burnt in the Bloody Land, the Land of Russia (poetry), New York, 1905 [Yizkor Be'ad Ha-NishhatimVe-Ha-Nisrafim Be-Eretz Ha-Damim, Eretz Russia]
To the Hebrew Language (poetry), Philadelphia, 1907 [Lach Ivrit] 
Selected Writings of Naphtali Herz Imber (poetry), Committee for the 50th Anniversary of Hatikvah, 1929 [Mivhar Kitvei Naphatali Herz Imber] 
Collected Poems of Naphtali Herz Imber, 1950

Books in Translation            
Collected Work - Master of Hope
English: New York, Herzl Press, 1985            





































Naphtali Herz Imber

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
Congratulations to Noga Albalach, winner of the 2018 Brenner prize for her book "The Old Man (Farewell)".
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Residencies in Vienna and Salzburg
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery offers 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019. Applications can be submitted for literature, literature for children and young adults and literary translations. Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.
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Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
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Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

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The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
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The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, birkenhauer@013.net and Gadi Goldberg, gadi.goldberg@gmail.com
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