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The Influential Israeli Poet Born on This Day

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.
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