Authors Posts by Tzvi Novick
“I Would Soar to the Sphere of Heaven”: Aleph and “I” in a Tishah...
In advance of Tisha Be-Av, Tzvi Novick annotates and interprets the kinnah of a’adeh ad hug shamayim by the master poet R. Eleazar ha-Kalir, unlocking its complex acrostic to determine who its speaker is meant to be.
Yatziv Pitgam: Poetry as Talmud Commentary
How should we understand Yatziv Pitgam, the enigmatic poem recited in the Haftarah for the second day of Shavuot? Tzvi Novick’s close reading reveals it to be a paean to the Torah and those who study it.
The Poetry of the Land
With masterful translation, Tzvi Novick offers a glimpse of Israeli culture to our English readers.