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By: Yosef Haim Brenner (1881-1921)

בחורף In Winter by Yosef Haim Brenner (Hebrew) בחורף In Winter

This reading is in Hebrew.Yosef Haim Brenner (1881-1921) was a Ukrainian-born Hebrew-language author, one of the pioneers of modern Hebrew literature. Born to a poor family, Brenner grew up in grinding poverty. Brenner immigrated to Palestine (then part of the Ottoman Empire) in 1909. He worked as a farmer, eager to put his Zionist ideology into practice. Later he devoted himself to literature and teaching at the Gymnasia Herzliya in Tel Aviv. He was murdered in southern Tel Aviv in May 1921 in the course of the anti-Jewish Arab riots known as the “massacres of 1921″...

מעמק עכור Out of a Gloomy Valley by Yosef Haim Brenner (Hebrew) מעמק עכור Out of a Gloomy Valley

This reading is in Hebrew.Yosef Haim Brenner (1881-1921) was a Ukrainian-born Hebrew-language author, one of the pioneers of modern Hebrew literature. Born to a poor family, Brenner grew up in grinding poverty. Brenner immigrated to Palestine (then part of the Ottoman Empire) in 1909. He worked as a farmer, eager to put his Zionist ideology into practice. Later he devoted himself to literature and teaching at the Gymnasia Herzliya in Tel Aviv. He was murdered in southern Tel Aviv in May 1921 in the course of the anti-Jewish Arab riots known as the “massacres of 1921″...

מכאן ומשם From Here and There by Yosef Haim Brenner (Hebrew) מכאן ומשם From Here and There

This reading is in Hebrew. Yosef Haim Brenner (murdered by Arab terrorists in 1921 at the age of 40) presented in his book “From Here and There” a piercing, soul searching portrayal of the “second aliyah,” the dominant immigration into Palestine at the beginning of the twentieth century. The following words have influenced many at the time, and are still thought to represent Brenner’s literary “will”: “Life is bad, but always secret … Death is bad. The world is conflicted, but also diverse, and sometimes beautiful...


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