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Historical photograph of the Bialik plaque.

Chaim Nachman Bialik: (1873-1934) Hebrew Author, Father of Modern Hebrew Poetry

Chaim Nachman Bialik was born in Radi, Ukraine, in 1873.  He began writing Hebrew poetry and prose at age 15.  In 1891 he went to Odessa to teach Hebrew School for twenty years, where his most known work was published in 1894, The Talmud Student.

Chaim Nachman Bialik was later chairman of the Hebrew Language Council. He died while on a visit to Vienna and was buried in Tel Aviv.


Bialik plaque

Further Reading:

Yeshiva University, The Commentator Magazine  

Homage to Odessa

Samples of Bialik’s Poetry

The Commentator magazine

Mihal, John. Cleveland Plain Dealer. September 10,1937.  ‘Wisdom’s House’ Dwells in Hebrew Cultural Garden