|Bialik's(the national poet of Israel) "El Hatzipor" is one of the most famous poems he wrote.|
People in the song:
Abraham Mendel Ussishkin.
Notes by Avi Shaff on Yahoo Rikud chat list.
*Ze'ev (=a wolf) double meaning play
with Binyamin (young/weak) and Ze'ev (a wolf - daring/aggressive)
#1: A description of the meeting between Kaiser Wilhelm and Herzl
(1898), plus interesting observations on Herzl can be found at:
Note #2: In the song it is mentioned: "He left his
wife and kids at home
Feeling on their backs the Jews' troubles"
And: "He invested all his savings in the Congresses"
When Herzl died (1904) his family (wife+3 kids) was left with no money
to support itself. Herzl's wife died 3 years after him. His eldest
daughter, Pauline, died in 1930. Had no children. His son, Hans,
converted to Christianity, did not have kids either, and committed
suicide a day after his sister died. The last daughter, Trude, died in
the Theresienstadt camp, 1943. Her husband died shortly after her. Trude
was survived by a son, Stephan, who fought with the British army in the
war. In 1946, shortly after receiving final confirmation of his
parents' fate, he committed suicide by jumping off a bridge. No scions
left of the Herzl family.
|Words transliterated by George Jakubovits of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.|
|Words translated by Chana Shuvaly of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.|
|Portuguese translation by Helena Wajsfels Zins of Sao Paulo, Brazil.|
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