SHALEV, YITZḤAK (1919–1992), Hebrew poet and novelist. Born in Tiberias, he became a teacher in Jerusalem. His first poems were published in Moznayim and Davar, and subsequently appeared in a large number of newspapers and literary journals.
Among his volumes of poetry are Oḥezet Anaf ha-Shaked (1951), Kolot Enosh Ḥammim (1954), Kol Annot (1955), Elohei ha-Noshek Loḥamim (1957), Shirei Yerushalayim (1968), and Na'ar Shav min ha-Ẓava (1970). He also wrote a novel about the Jewish defense activities during the riots in Palestine in 1936, Parashat Gavri'el Tirosh. In 1969 he wrote the novel Dam va-Ru'aḥ. He is the father of writer Meir *Shalev.
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