First Issue

Mikan Ve’eylakh: Journal for Diasporic Hebrew
First issue (Berlin and Paris, 2016). 184 pages. In Hebrew. Price: 10 EUR.

“Mikan Ve’eylakh: Journal for Diasporic Hebrew” is a literary and intellectual journal dedicated to the existence of Hebrew as a world language, scattered across space and time. “Mikan Ve’eylakh” is published in Berlin and in Paris by Medem Library Editions (Paris). Its issues consist of three sections: articles, fiction and poetry. The first issue appeared in June 2016.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Tal Hever-Chybowski


A Traveling Homeland by Daniel Boyarin
Intellectual Exile: Expatriates and Marginals by Edward W. Said
Rawidowicz in Berlin by David N. Myers
From “One Language” to “One Mind”: The Tongue of the Holy and the Translation of the Torah by Mira Balberg
The Deformed Tongue: Phenomenology of the Holy Language by Elad Lapidot
“Siona Sulamith”: German Hebraism and the Beginning of Modern Hebrew Poetry by Ofri Ilany


Potato with Sauce by Zvi Ben-Dor Benite
The Thing by Sharon Horodi
Copernicus by Boris Gerus
To Sleep by Isolde Kurz


Death Fugue by Paul Celan
I Teach the Tree to Meditate by Admiel Kosman
Sun in a Plastic Bottle by Sami Shalom Chetrit
Poems for Harel by Gilles Rozier
To Go Out or Come In by Yaʼar Hever
Europe by Victor Klemperer

Hommage to the Draft Evaders of the First World War in Hebrew Literature