Small octavo, blue cloth with gold lettering, white paper covered boards with blue lettering, 124 pp. In Hebrew. Inscribed by the author on the free front endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 32178
Title: Shirat ha-be'erot.
Publisher: Hotsaat Agudat "Shalem"
Publication Date: 1950
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Hotsaat Agudat "Shalem", Jerusalem, Israel, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. In Hebrew. Blue cloth with gold lettering, white paper covered boards with blue lettering, 11,  pages 214 x 144 mm. AYIN TUR-MALKA (Aliza Greenberg) (1926-) was born in Jerusalem. She took the name Tur-Malka when she married the great poet Uri Zvi Greenberg, who had adopted the Hebrew name of Tur-Malka. Tur Malka is Aramaic for King's Mountain, a reference to the Jewish community near Jerusalem at the time of the destruction of the second Temple. It was at the site of what is now the A-Tur neighborhood of Jerusalem. In 1950 she married Uri Zvi Greenberg, 30 years her senior, and was married to him until his death in 1981. During the first seven years of their marriage, the couple had five children: Chaim Zvi, Bat Sheva Shalom Zion, Rivka Havatzelet Lev Zion, Yocheved Rachel Bat Zion and David Yehonatan. The couple lived for a while in Tel Aviv, then in Jerusalem, and in 1954 moved to Shikun Vatikim in Ramat Gan , in a house they built on a lot that the municipality gave to the poet. She was a fine poet in her own right. Top left corner of half title page has a very small rubber stamp impression in Hebrew of the former owner, Professor Milton (Michael) Arfa, the distinguished Rabbi, author and professor of Hebrew literature and philosophy. Dr. Arfa taught generations of students at Yeshiva University, Herzliah Hebrew Teachers Institute, Hunter College, HUC-JIR and NYU. As chairman of the Israel Matz Foundation, Dr. Arfa devoted himself to aiding indigent Hebrew writers, and published scholarly works of Hebrew literature and philosophy. He was a gifted teacher, humanitarian, scholar, lover of Zion and above all a modest and quiet doer of good deeds. He died in 2003. Seller Inventory # 010741