Yehuda Halevi defined the Golden Age of Spanish Jewry and is considered Poet Laureate of the Jewish people. Like Maimonides, Halevi spanned multiple worlds. Poet, physician and philosopher, he is as well known today for the poetry that has become of the Jewish liturgy, as he is for The Kuzari, one of the most important works of Jewish philosophy ever published.
Hillel Halkin discussed his biography of Yehuda Halevi with Anthony Julius and uncovered the poet’s life and tragic death revealing his legacy as a writer, philosopher and Zionist visionary.
Hillel Halkin is a writer (Across the Sabbath River: In Search of a Lost Tribe of Israel), a translator (Eli Amir, Sholem Aleichem) and novelist (Melisande! What are Dreams?).
Anthony Julius is one of England’s most notable lawyers. He is Deputy Chairman of Mishcon de Reya, Chairman of The Jewish Chronicle, Chair of the London Consortium and a visiting professor at Birkbeck. His most recent book is Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism in England.
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