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Dov Noy (Neumann)

Hebrew: דב נוי
Birthplace: Kołomyja, Ukraine
Death: Died
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Son of Zundil Neuman and Sheyndl Neuman
Husband of Tamar Noy
Ex-husband of <private> Noy (Kushniv)
Father of <private> Noy; <private> Noy and Private User
Brother of Meir Noy (Neuman); Chaim Neuman and ? Noy

Occupation: Professor of Jewish Folklore
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About Dov Noy

Dov Noy awarded 2004 Israel Prize: Dov Noy, one of the world's foremost authorities on Jewish folklore has been awarded the 2004 Israel Prize. The Israel Prize, the most highly regarded award in Israel, was first awarded in 1953 by the Minister of Education Ben-Tzur Dinor, and has been awarded every year since then on the eve of the Israeli Day of Independence, which this year fell on April 26. Recipients of the Israel Prize can be individuals or groups that have demonstrated excellence or broken new ground in a certain field. They must be Israeli citizens. The prize is presented to the recepient before the Knesset, Prime Minister, President, and Supreme Court of Israel.

Dov Noy came to Israel from his native Poland in 1938, and currently resides in Jerusalem. He served in the British army during the WWII and after the war continued his education at Hebrew University, Yale, and Indiana University. In 1956 Dov Noy founded and until 1983 served as a director of the Haifa Ethnological Museum and Folklore Archives, including the Israel Folktale Archives. In 1968 he founded Hebrew University Folklore Research Center. Dov Noy taught at Hebrew University, where he was the chair of the Hebrew Literature Department and at Bar Ilan, where he was a Distinguished Professor of Yiddish. Dov Noy was a visiting professor at dozens of universities around the world, including Toronto, Harvard, UCLA, Berkeley, Pennsylvania, Oxford, Boston, Sao Paulo, Melbourne. He wrote and edited more than 200 books and papers in several languages. In the last several years Dov Noy organized Yiddish summer courses and expeditions in Ukraine and Moldova.

According to Peninnah Schram, "Dov Noy is the fourth major figure in the renaissance of preserving and perpetuating the Jewish oral tradition. While he has published many books and important essays (including the entry “Folklore” in The Encyclopedia Judaica), his two main contributions are: 1) he applied an international classification system to Jewish traditional narrative; and 2) he established the Israel Folktale Archives....In 1954, Noy established the Israel Folktale Archives and Ethnological Museum at Haifa University. Presently, this archive contains over 23,000 folktales, classified according to tale types and motifs, country of origin, informant, etc. These folktales have been collected from all the various ethnic communities who live in Israel."

About דב נוי (עברית)

דב נוי (נוימן) (20 באוקטובר 1920 - 29 בספטמבר 2013) היה פרופסור לספרות ופולקלור אשר התמחה בחקר הספרות העממית. חתן פרס ביאליק לחכמת ישראל (2002) ופרס ישראל לחקר הספרות (2004). י

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Dov Noy's Timeline

October 20, 1920
Kołomyja, Ukraine
September 29, 2013
Age 92
- 1952
Indiana, United States