Abba Kovner Quotes

Abba Kovner (Hebrew: ??? ???????; March 14, 1918 – September 25, 1987) was a Jewish Hebrew poet, writer and partisan leader. He became one of the great poets of modern Israel. He was a cousin of the Israeli Communist Party leader Meir Vilner

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Abba Kovner


We will not be led like sheep to the slaughter.

Abba Kovner


I wanted to be born at the farthest limit of the world. I'll explore it, I said to myself, biting big chunks from it. And when I want, I'll go straight to the core. This is the way of the world I thought in my innocence, round and around the layers of peel until the taste becomes certain.

Abba Kovner