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Aharon Ashman

Aharon Ashman (1889-1981) was born in the Ukraine. He was active in the Jewish self-defense units during the Petliura pogroms at the end of World War I. His literary career began after his arrival in Eretz Israel in 1921. He wrote poems (some of which became popular songs) and dramas, including a biblical trilogy and a play about early pioneer settlers. Ashman translated many librettos for the Hebrew opera. In addition to teaching, he edited school textbooks for the study of Hebrew. He served as president of the Israel Authors and Composers Association from 1956 to 1961.
 







Books Published in Hebrew
The Wall, (play), Yavne, 1938 [Ha-Choma]
Michal, the Daughter of Saul (play), Yavne, 1941 [Michal Bat Shaul]
That Earth (play), Kiriyat Sefer, 1943 [Ha-Adama Ha-Zot]
Young Love (play), Yavne, 1950 [Ahavat Neurim]
Plays [2 vols.], Yesod, 1973 [Machazot: Trilogya Dramatit]
Short Stories, Yesod, 1973 [Le-Orech Ha-Shvil: Sipurim U-Reshimot]
Firstlings of Autumn (poetry), Eden, 1975 [Bikurey Stav: Shirim Al Saf Prida]
Openings: Studies, Lectures, Reminiscences, Idan, 1978 [Eshnabim: Pirkei Iyun, Dvarim, Zichronot]

PERFORMED PLAYS 
Michal, the Daughter of Saul [Habima, 1941]
That Earth [Habima, 1942]
Tidings [Habima, 1946]
Young Love [Habima, 1949]
Alexandra [with Menahem Avidom] (opera) [YMCA, Jerusalem, 1957; The Israeli Opera, 1958]

Books in Translation
Michal the Daughter of Saul
English: Jerusalem , World Zionist Organization, Dept. of Education, 1957

The Walls of Jerusalem
English: Jerusalem , World Zionist Organization, Dept. of Education, 1958


















































































Aharon Ashman

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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Residencies in Vienna and Salzburg
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery offers 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019. Applications can be submitted for literature, literature for children and young adults and literary translations. Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.
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Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
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Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

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The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
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The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, birkenhauer@013.net and Gadi Goldberg, gadi.goldberg@gmail.com
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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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