|Four Purim Questions
Israeli Restraint Forces
|I have always enjoyed ‘Yair’ Stern’s* poetry. I undertook to translate one of my favorites into English so that my mother could also appreciate it. Since then I have discovered that there is a paucity of English translations of his poems. Therefore, I’ve taken it upon myself to fill this void. In my translations I have done my utmost to keep the integrity of the original; remaining true to ‘Yair’s’ idea and pattern of rhymes. – Shifra
Avraham Stern (‘Yair’) – founder of the “Freedom Fighters for Israel” underground (“Lehi”), which spearheaded the revolt against the British occupation. Even following his murder by British Intelligence on the 25th of Shvat 5702 (1942), his spirit escorted the underground fighters all the way to Israel’s independence. (Taken from Hagadat HaRa’ayon, page 133).
* My heart is sick…
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