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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

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