WEINBERG, ẒEVI ZEBULUN


WEINBERG, ẒEVI ZEBULUN (1883–1971), Hebrew author. Born in Praga, near Warsaw, he became an instructor in Jewish subjects in Augustov, Suvalki, and Warsaw. In Warsaw, he established a Hebrew high school and was among the founders of the Polish Association of Hebrew Authors and Journalists, which he headed for a short time. In 1934 he emigrated to Ereẓ Israel, where he taught at the Tel Mond School.

His first story, Nissayon ("Test"), was published in Ha-Zeman (1905); subsequent stories appeared in various Hebrew periodicals. He served as an editor of the monthlies Kolot (1924) and Reshit (1933). While his early stories realistically describe Jewish life in Poland, those of his post-migration period relate the Israel experience. His books are Bayit u-Reḥov (1931); Bi-Derakhim Afelot (1942); Meḥiẓot (1943); Asher Avar (3 vols., 1950–56); Poh ve-Sham (1954); Adam be-Oholo (1955).

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

A. Ben-Or, Toledot Ha-Sifrut ha-Ivrit ha-Ḥadashah, 3 (1946), 244–51; Keshet, in: Moznayim, 33 (1960), 35–40.

[Jerucham Tolkes]


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