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Mrs. Samuel W. Halprin, national president of Hadassah, said of Bialik’s death yesterday:

“Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is deeply shocked at the sudden death of the Jewish poet laureate, Chaim Nachman Bialik. He was the embodiment of Jewish life. He felt and expressed the tragedies and suffering of the Jews in the Diaspora and the joy of the Jewish renascence in Palestine. He sang of nature in the great romantic tradition. His gifts were the apotheosis of Jewish creative life. He penned the folk lore of the Jews and his longing for his own land. Bialik’s personality was as gentle as his poetry was lyric. He was a man of action as well as a poet, and had a tremendous following among Jewish youth in Palestine and elsewhere. He will be an irreparable loss to Palestine and to his hundreds of colleagues and friends who worked with him in the upbuilding of the Jewish homeland.”

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