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Aharon Avraham Kabak

Abraham Aharon Kabak (1883-1944), was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, the son of a rabbi versed in Russian literature who translated Lermontov's poems into Hebrew. Kabak received a traditional Jewish education. At 13 he left home and began to travel, studying and teaching on his way. He lived in Turkey, where he taught and wrote for several Hebrew and Yiddish publications. For three years he lived and taught in Tel Aviv, and spent time in Germany and France before studying in Switzerland at the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne. He finally settled in Palestine in 1921. A teacher at the Jerusalem Rehaviah High School, Kabak played a central role in the literary, educational and civic life of the city.

Books Published in Hebrew
By Herself (novel), Warsaw, Tushia, 1905 [Levadah]
On the Tower (novel), Warsaw, Sifrut, 1910 [Me'al Ha-Migdal]
The Trailblazer (novella), Odessa, Moriah, 1910 [Ha-Maf'il]
Stories, Warsaw, Tushia, 1911 [Sipurim]
Daniel Shafranov (novel), Warsaw, Sifrut, 1912 [Daniel Shafranov]
Victory (novel), Warsaw, Stybel, 1923 [Nitzahon]
Shelomo Molho (trilogy), London, Ha'olam, 1929 [Shelomo Molho]
When the Kingdom Collapses (play), Zutot, 1929 [Be-Himot Mamlachah]
Between the Sea and the Desert (novel), 1933 [Ben Yam U-Ben Midbar]
The Narrow Path (novel), Dvir, 1937 [Ba-Mish'ol Ha-Tzar]
The Empty Space (novel), Am Oved, 1943 [Be-Halal Rek]
History of One Family (trilogy), Am Oved, 1943-45 [Toldot Mishpahah Ahat]
In the Shadow of the Gallows (novel), Am Oved, 1944 [Be-Tzel Etz Ha-Tliyah]
Story Without Heroes (novel), Am Oved, 1945 [Sipur Bli Giborim]
Books in Translation

The Narrow Path
Dutch: The Hague, Boekencentrum, 1972
English: Tel Aviv, Massada/Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, 1968
French: Paris, Ed. du Cerf, 1996
Romanian: Bucharest, Bicurim, 1946

Shlomo Molho
English: Tel Aviv, Massada/Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, 1973

Aharon Avraham Kabak

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

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.
Call for application: Artists in Residence Programme in Austria. Please note the deadline: September 18th, 2017.
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery makes available 50 residencies to visual artists / art photographers / composers / video and media artists / writers / literary translators and arts and cultural educators in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2018. For more details:
ITHL director on Grossman's win
"Grossman winning is not only his own achievement, but the achievement of the Hebrew literature as a whole", - Nilli Cohen on the first Hebrew author to receive Man Booker International Prize. Click here for the full article in Hebrew.
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.
MHL - New webzine starting soon!