Shaul Tchernichovsky (1875-1943), born on this day, is considered to be one of the greatest Hebrew poets. Here are some fun facts about him:
- Tchernichovsky, an active Zionist, cared deeply about the heritage and fate of the Jewish people, implementing these ideas into his writings.
- In 1931 he immigrated from Russia to the Land of Israel, where he worked as a doctor in Tel Aviv.
- Tchernichovsky was chosen as one of the four Israeli poets whose portraits would be featured on Israeli currency bills.