Dwelling in the Stanzas of the Text: The Concept of ''Bayit'' in Hebrew Poetry

By Vered Karti Shemtov

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, June 2012

The word 'bayit' has a dual meaning in Hebrew, signifying both a dwelling place and a poetic stanza, and it is central to the idea of feeling at home in literature. For the wandering Jew, the idea of the text as homeland was comforting, as it was the only home that he could always carry with him.

Topic: Literature, Art, Jewish Text, Communal Memory

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.42/No.691

Page Number(s): 7-8

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Shemtov, Vered Karti. Dwelling in the Stanzas of the Text: The Concept of ''Bayit'' in Hebrew Poetry. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. June 2012: 7-8. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=14173


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