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Today in Jewish History - July 17 / Av 5

1888 July 17, - 1970 SAMUEL JOSEPH AGNON (Galicia-Eretz Israel)

Samuel Joseph Agnon
Famous Hebrew novelist, Nobel Prize winner and writer of short stories. He portrayed Jewish life in Galicia and the yearning for a life in Eretz Israel. In addition to his novels he wrote two works of non-fiction: Yamim Noraim, an anthology on Yom Kippur, and Sefer, Sofer V'sippur, about books and authors.

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