Naftali Herz Imber

Jewish poet, writer

Naftali Herz Imber (Hebrew: נפתלי הרץ אימבר, Yiddish: נפתלי הערץ אימבער‎; 27 December 1856 – 8 October 1909) was a Jewish poet of the Hebrew language. He is most notable for writing a poem on which "Hatikvah", the Israeli national anthem, is based. He was born in Złoczów (now Zolochiv, Ukraine), a city in Galicia, which then was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.[1]

Naftali Herz Imber

In 1892, Imber moved to the United States. He died due to alcoholism on 8 October 1909 in New York City. He was 52.


  1. "Naphtali Herz Imber". Retrieved 21 February 2020.