Ethno-symbolism in Aron Lyuboshitsky's Hebrew literary works for Jewish youth

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The article focuses on three poems authored by Aron Lyuboshitsky (1874–1942?), a Hebrew teacher, author, poet, editor, and translator, who lived and worked in Warsaw and Łódź, and his contribution to building a Jewish national identity through his literary works for children and youth. The prism through which the article views Lyuboshitsky’s activities is that of ethno-symbolism, a concept drawn from the field of cultural studies. For an ethno-symbolic analysis of his works, three key criteria were considered: (1) linking the present to the past; (2) using cultural symbols; and (3) actively promoting the formation of a shared ethnocultural identity. Lyuboshitsky’s literary-cultural and didactic oeuvre was devoted to reawakening the Jewish nation by appealing to the younger generation. He interconnected the Hebrew language, Hebrew literature, the Jewish people, and the Holy Land.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-106
Number of pages22
JournalStudia Judaica (Kraków)
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022

RAMBI Publications

  • RAMBI Publications
  • Luboshitzki, Aaron -- 1874-1942 -- Criticism and interpretation
  • Children's poetry, Hebrew -- History and criticism
  • Jewish children -- Books and reading
  • National characteristics in literature
  • Zionism and literature
  • Hebrew language -- Revival


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