Rachel Bluwstein Is Born

September 20, 1890

Rahel Bluwstein is born in Russia. At age 15, she began writing poetry and made aliyah in 1909, settling first in Rehovot and then at the training farm at Kinneret. After studying agriculture in France, she settled at the Kibbutz Degania in 1919. Rahel is considered the “founding mother” of modern Hebrew poetry, being one of the first modern Hebrew poets to write in a conversational style. More than twenty different editions of her collected poetry and other writings have been published since her death continuing to impact future generations.

Read more about Rahel Bluwstein at the Jewish Women’s Archive.

Some of Rahel’s poems are available online at Poetry International.