Twersky, Yohanan

   Israeli novelist. He was born in Shpikov in the Ukraine. He went to the US in 1926 and taught at the Hebrew College in Boston. In 1947 he settled in Israel, where he served on the editorial staff of the Dvir Publishing House in Tel Aviv. His novels include Uriel Acosta, Ahad ha-Am, Alfred Dreyfus, Rashi and Rom u-Tehom.

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