Medieval historian Miri Rubin explores the rich history of the most famous of Hebrew poems and the extraordinary journey made by the poet Yehuda Halevi from Spain to the city he yearned for in his work: Jerusalem. (1 x 28′)
First broadcast August 2013 BBC Radio 4
Contributors: Professor Nicholas de Lange, Dr Ben Outhwaite and Dr Tamar Drukker.
Readings by Vincent Ebrahim
Producer Mukti Jain Campion
Radio choice: The Daily Telegraph