Ethno-Symbolism in Aron Lyuboshitsky’s Hebrew Literary Works for Jewish Youth

Vered Tohar

Abstrakt

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.

Słowa kluczowe: Aron Lyuboshitsky, Hebrew literature, Jewish children and youth literature, Poland, ethno-symbolism, Aron Luboszycki, literatura hebrajska, żydowska literatura dla dzieci i młodzieży, Polska, etnosymbolizm
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