SHLOYME SHAMIR (b. March 29, 1937)
He was born in Tel Aviv, descended from a Hassidic family. He studied in yeshivas in Israel. From 1972 he was living in New York. He wrote reportage pieces and Hassidic stories in: Shearim (Gates), Ponim al ponim (Face to face), Yediot aḥaranot (Latest news), and Haarets (The land)—in Tel Aviv. From 1972 he was regular contributor to Algemeyner zhurnal (General journal) in New York with a weekly article on Israeli political issues. His original family name was: Shoyrts.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 530-31.