search
Home  \  Authors  \  Authors  \ 

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
POETRY
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]

CHILDREN
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

NEWS

Professional program of literary translation 2018 September 3rd - November 11th - CITL of Arles (France) November 22 - 27 - Tel Aviv (Israel) Deadline for filing applications with the CITL: Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Details in the link below
Details...
Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
Details in the attached link
Details...
Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

Details...
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!
Details...
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
Details...
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

Details...
 
MHL - New webzine starting soon!