[in chronological order]
Hillel Halkin, one of the leading contemporary writers on Jewish poetry and the biographer of Halevi, discusses Halevi’s youthful poetry in this article in Sephardic Horizons. Excerpt: “It happened in Andalusia, in the Muslim-ruled south of Spain.… More
Hillel Halkin’s long-awaited biography of Halevi does not disappoint. A wonderful work that captures both the heroism and profundity in Halevi’s life and thought. From the Publisher: A masterly biography of Yehuda Halevi, one of the greatest of… More
From the Publisher: “This book follows the life story of the greatest Hebrew poet of medieval times from his first publication in Christian Toledo to his heroic journey toward Zion from Muslim Spain. The description is based, for the first time, on the… More
From the Publisher: “Judah Halevi (ca. 1075-1141) is the best known and most beloved of medieval Hebrew poets, partly because of his passionate poems of longing for the Land of Israel and partly because of the legend of his death as a martyr while… More
Brague’s masterful interpretation of the concept of the “divine law” in intellectual history sheds important light on Halevi. From the Publisher: The law of God: these words conjure an image of Moses breaking the tablets at Mount Sinai, but… More
From the Publisher: “This volume represents the interdisciplinary nature of Judeo-Arabic studies. There are articles on Jewish thought, philosophy and mysticism, language and linguistics, religious studies, intellectual and social history, law, biblical… More
From the Publisher: “Professor Isadore Twersky was one of the giants of the field of Jewish Studies. Among his many accomplishments was the supervision of over thirty-five dissertations in Jewish Studies, ranging chronologically from the tenth century… More
From the Publisher: “Perhaps the greatest Hebrew poet since biblical times, Judah Halevi (ca. 1075-1141) is best-known for his “Songs of Zion,” written late in life. But when Halevi first appeared on the stage of history, he was just a young… More
From Medieval Hebrew Poetry online, a selection of Yehuda Halevi’s most well-known poems translated into English, including “My Heart is in the East,” and “Jerusalem.”
Halevi’s magnum opus: a poetic-philosophic defense of Judaism, the “despised religion.”
A selection of Halevi poems in English translation. From a review: Yehuda Halevi’s Poems from the Diwan is a rare and wonderful book. Gabriel Levin has selected some 60 poems from Halevi’s voluminous works, and transposed them into English poems… More
Video Lecture by Rev. Patrick J. Ryan, McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, Fordham University.
Halevi Biographer Hillel Halkin discusses primary sources related to Halevi with scholars.
Video Lecture by Dr. Henry Abramson of Touro College South.