I would be thrilled to see anything done in Kafka's own hand, even these notes for his study of Hebrew. [DE]
A Hebrew letter sent from Franz Kafka to his Hebrew tutor Puah Manchel (photo credit: Nurit Ashkenazi: public domain)
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Kafka’s Hebrew notes go on display
Jewish author studied the language when he planned to make aliya; National Library will host exhibit this weekend
BY LAZAR BERMAN
Pages from the notebook used by Czech Jewish author Franz Kafka for his Hebrew language classes will be available for public viewing this week at the National Library in Jerusalem. The display is part of the Open House Jerusalem 2013 program taking place this weekend, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported Sunday.
Kafka, who wrote in German, is regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. He planned on moving to Israel, and began looking for a Hebrew tutor. He was introduced to one Puah Manchel, who had moved to Prague from Mandate-era Jerusalem to study at the Charles University in Prague.