Naftali (Naphtali) Herz Imber

Way back in my wife’s family tree is a hilariously eccentric relative named Naftali Herz Imber (Wikipedia). He’s credited with having written the words to the Israeli National Anthem, “Hatikvah”. Recently I hired local historian Paula Freedman to dig up some information on him and his intersection with Sarah’s synagogue, Temple Emanu-el.

I’m publishing all the newspaper articles source material here in the interest of contributing to future efforts to research Naftali Imber.

Please click on this link to access the source material from US newspapers on Naftali (Naphtali) Herz Imber.

To hire Paula Freedman, professional historian, to research a relative of yours, please contact her directly at Having engaged her for this project, I promise you it was money well spent and extremely useful in the amount of source material she found for me.