Shimoni (Shimonovitz), David

(1886-1956)
   Israeli poet, of Russian origin. He was born in Bobruisk, in the district of Minsk. He settled in Palestine in 1909, but later went to Germany to study, and returned to Russia at the outbreak of World War I. In 1921 he moved permanently to Palestine and taught at the Herzliyyah secondary school. He wrote poetry, parables, satires, meditations and memoirs.

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  • SHIMONI (originally Shimonovitz), DAVID — (1886–1956), Hebrew poet. He was born in Bobruisk, district of Minsk, Russia, the son of a learned maskil. Shimoni studied with private tutors and read avidly, especially in the impressive library belonging to the father of his childhood friend,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • KATZNELSON, BERL — (Beeri; 1887–1944), central figure of the Second Aliyah, a leader of the Zionist Labor movement, educator, and writer. Born in Bobruisk, Belorussia, son of a merchant, maskil, and a member of Ḥovevei Zion, Katznelson   was a frail child. He… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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