Wednesday 18 July 2018


SHMUEL-YESHAYAHU PINELES (1904-March 21, 1965)
            His Hebraized surname was Penueli, born in Majdan, Galicia.  He graduated from a Hebrew teachers’ seminary in Vilna.  In 1935 he made aliya to the land of Israel.  He taught in a number of high schools.  He debuted in print in the journal Klangen (Sounds) in Cracow (1925).  He went on to publish essays in: Baderekh (On the road) in Warsaw; and Davar (Word), Haarets (The land), Gilyonot (Tablets), and Moznaim (Balance), among others, in Tel Aviv.  He was the author of two volumes of critical essays on modern Hebrew literature.  Over the years he also contributed to: Lemberger togblat (Lemberg daily newspaper), Der morgen (The morning), and Dos vort (The word) in Warsaw; and Vilner tog (Vilna day) and Di tsayt (The times) in Vilna; among others.  He was a lecturer in modern Hebrew literature at Tel Aviv University.  He died in olon, Israel.

Source: Avraham Shaanan, Milon hasifrut haadasha haivrit vehakelalit (Dictionary of modern Hebrew and general literature) (Tel Aviv, 1959), p. 222.
Khayim Leyb Fuks

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