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Museums in Israel: Bialik House

This museum is the actual house of Chaim Nachman Bialik. Bialik was one of the most respected writers and poets in Israel's history. He represented a new generation in Israel. Bialik's writings concentrated on his distress that Jews were existing in the Diaspora rather than in Eretz Israel. He was labeled the "national poet" during his lifetime. He also wrote on the beauty of nature and the torment of man.

The Bialik House contains a library which displays all of his books (ninety-four of them) as well as many of his articles, letters, and paintings.

Bialik's works were originally written in Hebrew, but have been translated into over twenty-eight languages. In this way, many more people are able to enjoy the poetry and prose of this great writer.

The Bialik House has been left in its original form. Therefore, a visitor can gain not only an understanding of Israeli literature, but also of Israeli style in the 1920s.

The museum is open Sunday through Thursday, 9-5; Saturday, 11-2. It is located at 22 Bialik Street in Tel Aviv.

Phone number: 972-3-5254530

Sources: Frommers Israel