Haim Hazaz

Haim Hazaz (1898-1973) is acknowledged to be one of the masters of modern Hebrew letters. He spent his childhood in a small village in the Ukraine with a mixed population of gentiles and Jews, and received a traditional Jewish education. After spending his early years in Kiev, Kharkov, Moscow, Constantinople, Paris and Berlin, Hazaz made his home in Jerusalem in 1931, where he lived and worked until his death. He composed a vast body of work, including novels, plays and collections of stories wh