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Nira Harel
AGE: 11-14

To mark the centennial of modern Zionism, Nira Harel has skilfully sketched the dramatic biography of the founder of Zionism, the visionary who foresaw the establishment of the Jewish State. The biography of Theodore Binyamin Ze’ev Herzl flows easily and is aptly tuned to a young readership. Facts and details are faithfully portrayed while the story remains fascinating and vivid, bringing this legendary figure to life. Young readers will undoubtedly be captivated by the exciting story of the man who fought single-handedly for his revolutionary ideals against all odds. Reading this moving biography and becoming better acquainted with the events which took place during Herzl’s lifetime gives his fiery statement “If you will it, it is no legend,” even greater meaning. A series of photographs of Herzl from the Central Zionist Archives in Jerusalem, some of which have rarely been published, as well as several famous caricatures add to the book's appeal.

The book is illustrated with Avner Katz’s humorous and charming drawings.

Harel Herzl
Title Herzl
Author’s Last Name Harel
Author's First Name Nira
Language(s) Hebrew, Russian
Genre youth
Publisher (Hebrew) Reches
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1996
No. Pages 95 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Lev Katan Gadol: Sipuro Shel Herzl
Representation Represented by ITHL


Russian: Jerusalem, Aliya, 1998
"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
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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.
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!
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, and Gadi Goldberg,
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