Efratia Gitai : Correspondence 1929-1994
Auteurs : Rivka Markovitski (ed.) Traduction : Timothy Aaron Priest
Édition : CPL Editions (Memoirs & Biographies) Centro Primo Levi, New York, 2018 – ISBN 1941046258 – 412 pages
Langue : Anglais
Like others of her generation born in the Land of Israel,
Was neither a woman of the Diaspora nor an lsraeli.
Israel did not yet exist.
Her generation will invent its own identity,
Their own sense of belonging.
Efratia wrote letters all her life,
Keeping them from an early age,
As if she wanted to retain traces of
As if she sensed that her inner world
May embody the fate of her country.
Efratia's letters attest to the life
Of a woman, my mother:
Her intimate reflections and her doubts,
Her thirst for independence,
Her heated debates with her father
About the destiny of her country.
Her loves, cuit of friendship,
And later periods of mourning and loss, old age,
and troubled times.
I can still hear her voice,
The Ancient Hebrew of a daughter of the first
generation of labor pioneers
Who wanted their child to speak a Modern Hebrew
For our time.