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Mordecai Ze’ev Feierberg

Mordecai Ze'ev Feierberg (1874-1899) was born in Wollin, in the Ukraine, and received a traditional Jewish education. He did not like religious studies, leading to a strong resentment towards his father, the Shokhet (ritual slaughterer). His father wanted to teach him his trade, which shocked him, as he later wrote in one of his stories, "The Calf." When he was eighteen, a marriage was arranged, and he and his bride fell in love. Feierberg fell ill, resulting in the cancelation of the engagement. He began to study by himself, first reading Haskalah literature and then reading the Jewish poets of the Middle Ages. Impressed by Yehuda Halevi's writings, he employed Halevi's works as arguments in his troubled relationship with Jewish tradition. When his illness worsened his friends helped him reach Warsaw in search of a cure. There he showed his poems and prose to Sokolow and to Y. L. Peretz, who advised him to concentrate on prose. His first story was published in 1896 in the daily Ha-Tsefira, and his collected stories were published posthumously.            

Books Published in Hebrew            
Yankev the Watchman (story), Hatzfira [daily], 1896 [Yaakov Ha-Shomer]
The Calf (story), Ha-Shiloah [periodical], 1897 [Ha-Egel]
In the Evening; The Amulet (stories), Ha-Shiloah [periodical], 1898 [Ba-Erev; Ha-Kame'a]
A Spring Night; The Shadows (stories) Luah Ahiasaf [annual], 1899 [Leil Aviv; Ha-Tzlalim]
Whither? (novella), Ha-Shiloah [periodical], 1899 [Le'an]
Collected Stories and Writings, Krakow: Chevrat "Hasefer", 1904; Warsaw: Ahiasaf, 1922; New York & Tel Aviv: Israel Matz Foundation, 1937 [Kovetz Sipurav U-Chtavav; Kovetz Sipurim U-Chtavim]
The Landowner's Son: Folktale (children), Warsaw: Ha-Or, 2005 [Ben Ha-Paritz: (Agadat Am)]            
Drawings: 1. The Calf; 2. In the Evening (stories; youth), Odessa: Moriah, 1910; Tel Aviv: Dvir, 1925 [Tziyurim: 1. Ha-Egel; 2. Ba-Erev]
Whither? (novella), New York: Bloch, 1927; Tel Aviv: N. Drummer, 1940; new ed. Knesset, 1958 [Le'an]
In the Evening (story), Omanut, 1929 [Ba-Erev]
Collected Works, Knesset, 1941 [Kitavei M. Z. Feierberg]
In the Evening; The Amulet (stories), Knesset, 1944 [Ba-Erev; Ha-Kame'a]
The Calf (story), Knesset, 1950 [Ha-Egel]           
Collected Works, Dvir, 1958 [Ktavim]
Mordecai Ze'ev Feierberg: The Author and His Work (stories), A. Zelkowitz, 1967 [Mordechai Ze'ev Feierberg: Ha-Sofer Vi-Yetzirato]           

Books in Translation            
Whither and Other Stories            
English: Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1973; New York/London, The Toby Press, 2004

Mordecai Ze`ev Feierberg

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

Congratulations to Barabara Harshav for the 2018 PEN Medal for Translation!
The prize is given to a translator whose career has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the body of their work. Barbara Harshav has been translating works from French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish for over twenty years and has currently published over forty books of translation. Among the many Hebrew authors she has translated: Yoram Kaniuk, Agnon, Yehudit Hendel, Yehuda Amichai and many more.
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!
Congratulations to Ronit Matalon, the recipient of the 2017 Brenner prize for her book 'And the Bride Closed the Door". And, congratulations to Amir ziv, the recipent of the first ever Brenner prize for debut novels.
Ronit Matalon's book tells the story of Margie, a young bride, who shuts herself up in her mother's bedroom and declares that she won’t get married. Her family gathers at the locked door, not knowing what to do. Amir Ziv tells a story that begins as an apparently routine correspondence between a prying citizen, secretly in love with his neighbor, and a conscientious municipal clerk, and developes into an uncovering of a great underlying drama.
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop April 29 to May 5, 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: Sunday, April 29, 2018 until Saturday, May 5, 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, and Gadi Goldberg,
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

Congratulations to Zeruya Shalev and Shifra Horn for receiving the 2017 Adei Wizo Prize.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award! The books on the longlist are selected by 400 libraries worldwide. Titles are nominated on the basis of ‘high literary merit’ as determined by the nominating library.
Yitzchak Mayer's personal website goes live
English edition of Yitzchak Mayer's amazing "Silent Letter" is about to come out with Mosaic Press. Learn more about the author's incredible life story on his brand new website.
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