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Avigdor HaMeiri (Feuerstein)

Hebrew: אביגדור מנחם המאירי
Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Ódávidháza, Bereg, Hungary
Death: 1970 (79)
Ramat gan, Israel
Place of Burial: קרית שאול, Israel
Immediate Family:

Son of Herman (Zvi) and Hadassah (Hoda?)
Husband of Yael (Yjulet) - Ginda - Hameiri
Father of Esther (Essie) Shapira
Brother of Samuel Feuerstein; Feiga Feuerstein; Jennie Feuerstein and Philip Feuerstein
Half brother of Chaya Feuerstein; Helen Feuerstein; Leah Feuerstein; Lieba Feuerstein; Ziv Dov Feuerstein and 1 other

Occupation: Poet, writer, Journalist,
Managed by: Private User
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About Avigdor HaMeiri

Avigdor Hameiri (1890-1970) was born in Carpatho, Ukraine (then Hungary). He published his first poem in Hebrew in 1907 and his first book of poetry five years later. In 1916, he was captured by the Russians while serving as an Austrian officer on the Russian front. He was imprisoned in Siberia and released in 1917 after the October Revolution. Hameiri immigrated to Palestine in 1921, joined the staff of the daily Haaretz, and was editor several literary and cultural journals. In 1932, he founded the first social satirical theater in Hebrew in Tel Aviv. Hameiri wrote well over 30 books, including poetry, novels, short stories, non-fiction and childrens books. He was awarded the Israel Prize. His work has been published in 12 languages.

A famous Israeli song, "Me'al Pisgat Har Hatzofim," (From Atop Mount Scopus) was composed by songwriter Avigdor Hameiri, referring to the inspirational view seen from Har Hatzofim, Mount Scopus, which overlooks Jerusalem to the west, and the dead sea to the east.

Books Published in Hebrew

Poems by Avigdor Feuerstein, Budapest, The Zionist Agency, 1912 [Mi-Shirei Avigdor Feuerstein]

The Plan for the Feast (poetry), Moria, 1923 [Tochnit Ha-Neshef]

Under Red Skies (stories), Haktav, 1925 [Tahat Shamayim Adumim]

Mothers Milk (poetry), Haktav, 1925 [Halav Em]

Jacobs Bow (stories), Haktav, 1926 [Keshet Yaakov]

In the Name of Rabbi Jesus from Nazareth,Lemaan Hasefer, 1928 [Be-Shem Rabbi Yeshu Mi-Natzeret]

Avigdor Hameiris Writings, Haktav, 1926-29 [Kitvei Avigdor Hameiri]

Tree of the Field (story), Haaretz, 1927 [Etz Ha-Sadeh]

The Great Madness (novel), Mitzpeh, 1929 [Ha-Shigaon Ha-Gadol]

Between Two Men, Hashahar, 1930 [Ben Shnei Ha-Adam]

Lower Hell, Mitzpeh, 1932 [Ba-Gehenom Shel Mata]

The Wisdom of Animals (children), Haaretz, 1933 [Hochmat Ha-Behemot]

The Book of Poems, Am Hasefer, 1933 [Sefer Ha-Shirim]

Bounty (novel), Mitzpeh, 1934 [Tenuvah]

About the Blood (non-fiction), Lev Hadash, 1936 [Al Ha-Dam]

Towards a Jewish State or Judean Exile? (non-fiction), Hamahar, 1938 [Likrat Medinah Ivrit O Galut Yehudah?]

Are We Ready for the Kingdom? (non-fiction), Hamahar, 1938 [Ha-Muchsharim]

Travelling in Wild Europe, Vaad Hayovel, 1938 [Masa BEiropa Ha-Prait]

The Primal Hebrew (non-fiction), Iavne, 1942 [Ha-Ivri Ha-Kadmon]

Between the Nights (stories), Yavne, 1944 [Ben Laila Le-Laila]

The Singing Pyre (poetry), Bialik Institute, 1944 [Ha-Moked Ha-Ran]

Schoolboy Dreams (poetry), Sifriat Poalim, 1945 [Halomot Mi-Beit Raban]

A World Without a Guardian, Am Oved, 1946 [Ha-Olam Lelo Shomer]

The White Messiah (novel), I. Sherberk, 1947 [Ha-Meshiah Ha-Lavan]

Pinocchio in the Land of Israel (children), Mitzpeh, 1950 [Pinocchio Be-Eretz Israel]

Revolution in the Jungle (children), Twersky, 1951 [Ha-Mahapecha Be-Yaar Ad]

Collected Stories, Idit, 1954 [Mivhar Sipurim]

Socrates Secret (novel), Idit, 1955 [Sodo Shel Socrates]

Children and Holydays in Israel (children), Sinai, 1957 [Yeladim Ve-Hagim Be-Israel]

Come to Eat (children), Sinai, 1957 [Bou Leechol]

Blessed Be the Match (play), Niv, 1958 [Ashrei Ha-Gafrur]

In a Pavement of Sapphire (poetry), Bialik Institute, 1962 [Be-Livnat Ha-Sapir]

Yoseli Tagalshi (poetry), Massada, 1967 [Yoseli Tagalshi]

War Stories, Am Oved, 1971 [Sipurei Milhamah]

Selected Poems, Iachdav, 1976 [Yalkut Shirim]

The Gifted Body (stories), Ministry of Defense, 1980 [Ha-Guf Ha-Geoni]

Books in Translation

The Great Madness

English: Haifa, Or-Am, 1984

Individual poems have been published in: English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Yiddish.

About אביגדור מנחם המאירי (עברית)

אביגדור המאירי (5 בספטמבר 1890 – 3 באפריל 1970) היה סופר ומשורר עברי. ספריו מתארים את מלחמת העולם הראשונה מנקודת מבטו של קצין יהודי. שיריו עוסקים, בין היתר, בביקורת על החברה הארץ-ישראלית. מייסד התיאטרון הסאטירי העברי בארץ ישראל

בשנת 1936 זכה בפרס מטעם מוסד ביאליק על ספר שיריו - "ספר השירים". המאירי המשיך לפרסם עד סוף ימיו חומרים ספרותיים מכל הסוגים: סיפורת, שירה, מחזאות, תרגום ועריכת כתבי עת. בשנים 1948-1958 שימש כמסגנן הראשי של פרסומי הכנסת. ב-1962 זכה בפרס אוסישקין על ספר השירה "בלבנת הספיר". ב-1968 זכה בפרס ישראל לספרות יפה

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Avigdor HaMeiri's Timeline

September 5, 1890
Bereg, Hungary
November 11, 1923
Age 33
Jerusalem (old city), Israel
Age 79
Ramat gan, Israel
Age 79
קרית שאול, Israel
Ukrein, Hungary
Budapeshet, Hungary
Heder, at grandpearent farm + school at local village Davydkovo, Ukrein