Monday 4 August 2014


SHIYE (JOSHUA) ANKORI (1879-January 1, 1962)
     He was born Shiye (Yehoshua) Heshel Sperling in Vilkaviskis, Lithuania.  He emigrated to Palestine in 1922.  He was the author of a book of poems entitled Gezangen un klangen (Songs and sounds), part 1 (Jerusalem, 1932), 147 pp.  It was written in a highly primitive form with a motto on the title page reading: “To Zion!  Borrowing from life…  Education that draws…  Birds fly off.”  He also published books of poetry in Russian and Hebrew.

(N.B. "Sperling" means sparrow in German, as does Ankori in Hebrew.)

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