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Abraham Chalfi

Abraham Chalfi (1904-1980) was born in Lodz, Poland. He then studied at a Russian high school in the Ukraine, where he began acting in an amateur theater group. He arrived in Eretz Israel in 1924 and worked in agriculture, construction and road construction. He joined the worker's theater, Ohel, when it opened in 1925, and in 1953 he became a member of the Tel Aviv Cameri municipal theater. He began publishing poems in 1933. Many of his poems were set to music and became popular songs.

Books Published in Hebrew
From One Corner to Another, Yachdav, 1939 [Mi-Zavit El Zavit]
Poems of the Poor Self, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1951 [Shirei Ha-Ani He-Ani]
As Strangers in the Rain, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1958 [Ke-Almonim Ba-Geshem]
Facing Stars and Earth, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1962 [Mul Kochavim Ve-Afar]
No-Face Is Coming Towards Me, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1966 [EinPanav Ha-Holchim Likrati]
Selected Poems, Eked, 1968 [Shirim: Mivchar]
The Shadow of Everywhere, Eked, 1970 [Be-Tzel Kol Makom]
Out of the Dunghill, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1974 [Me-Ashapot Yarim]
Old and New Too, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1977 [Yashan Ve-Gam Chadash]
Poems from Dark Times, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1984 [Shirim Min Ha-Zman He-Chashuch]
Poems [two vols.], Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1986; 1988 [Shirim]
We Both Loved the Songs of the Stars [bilingual: Hebrew & Yiddish], Habermann Institute, 1991 [Shneinu Ahavnu Shirat Kochavim]

Silly Billy (children) Sifriat Poalim, 1973; 2009 [Nili Ve-Tali Ve-Roni Tipshoni]
Seven Dwarfs and Other Children's Songs (children), Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1986 [Shiv'a Gamadim Ve-Od Shirei Yeladim]

Books in Translation
Selected Poetry
Yiddish: Lydda, Habermann Institute, 1991

Abraham Chalfi

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
Congratulations to Noga Albalach, winner of the 2018 Brenner prize for her book "The Old Man (Farewell)".
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.
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!

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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