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Jewish Poets

Jewish Poets and their poems. A list of the top 100 most popular and best famous Jewish poets. Here are the best and most popular famous Jewish poets in history (with their best poetry).

Rank Jewish Poets
1 Allen Ginsberg
Ginsberg , Allen

 |  An American Beat poet born in Newark, New Jersey.. American poet; one of the leading figures of the Beat Generation
2 Yehuda Amichai
Amichai , Yehuda

 |  An Israeli poet considered by many to be the greatest modern Israeli poet.. Israeli poet
3 Emma Lazarus
Lazarus , Emma

 |  Emma Lazarus was an American Jewish poet born in New York City. She is best known for "The New Colossus", a sonnet written in 1883; its lines appear on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in 1912.. American poet; best known for her poem The New Colossus
4 Linda Pastan
Pastan , Linda

 |  Linda Pastan (born May 27, 1932 in New York) is an American poet of Jewish background. From 1991–1995 she was Poet Laureate of Maryland. She is known for writing short poems that address topics like family life, domesticity, motherhood, the female experience, aging, death, loss and the fear of loss, as well as the fragility of life and relationships.
5 The Bible
Bible , The

 |  THE Holy Bible is a written revelation from the Sovereign Lord Jehovah to all people on this earth. This inspired book has global appeal, since it contains good news of a God-designed Messianic Kingdom that will establish peace and righteousness forever on a united Paradise earth. Fittingly, the complete Bible has been referred to as the Divine Library (Lat., Bibliotheca Divina), made up of 66 officially cataloged books that are accepted as the inspired guide for determining truth. While many divide the two major sections of the Bible into “The Old Testament” and “The New Testament,” we designate the first 39 books as the Hebrew Scriptures and the remaining 27 books as the Christian Greek Scriptures, basing such a decision on language rather than on a claimed “Testament” division.
6 Paul Celan
Celan , Paul

 |  Paul Celan was a poet and translator. Paul Antschel was born into a Jewish family in Romania, but as a writer used the pseudonym "Paul Celan", becoming one of the major German-language poets of the post-World War II era.. Romanian-born Jewish poet and translator
7 Natan Alterman
Alterman , Natan

 |  Nathan Alterman (Hebrew:, August 14, 1910, Warsaw – March 28, 1970, Tel Aviv) was an Israeli poet, playwright, journalist, and translator who - though never holding any elected office - was highly influential in Socialist Zionist politics, both before and after the establishment of the State of Israel.. Israeli poet journalist and translator
8 Nissim Ezekiel
Ezekiel , Nissim

 |  Nissim Ezekiel (24 December 1924 – 9 January 2004) was an Indian Jewish poet, playwright, editor and art - critic. He was a foundational figure in postcolonial India's literary history, specifically for Indian writing in English .
9 Kurt Tucholsky
Tucholsky , Kurt

 |  Kurt Tucholsky (January 9, 1890 – December 21, 1935) was a German-Jewish journalist, satirist and writer. He also wrote under the pseudonyms Kaspar Hauser, Peter Panter, Theobald Tiger and Ignaz Wrobel. Born in Berlin-Moabit, he moved to Paris in 1924 and then to Sweden in 1930.. German-Jewish journalist satirist and writer
10 Primo Levi
Levi , Primo

 |  Primo Michele Levi (Italian:  ['primo 'lvi] ; 31 July 1919 – 11 April 1987) was an Italian Jewish chemist and writer. He was the author of several books and collections of short stories, essays, and poems. His best-known works include If This Is a Man (1947) (U.S.: Survival in Auschwitz ), his account of the year he spent as a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi -occupied Poland ; and his unique work, The Periodic Table (1975), linked to qualities of the elements, which the Royal Institution of Great Britain named the best science book ever written.
11 Ada Aharoni
Aharoni , Ada

 |  Ada Aharoni (b. Andrée Yadid, 1933) is an Egyptian-born Israeli poet, writer, lecturer and peace researcher. Since her first poetry book, Poems from Israel, was launched in 1972 she has published more than 20 books, including peace poetry, historical novels and biographies. The uprooting of the Jews from Egypt, including herself, following the establishment of Israel in 1948 is the main topic in many of her novels. Her research on this "Second Exodus" has been a major focus in her career.
12 Shalom Shabazi
Shabazi , Shalom

 |  Rabbi Shalom ben Yosef Shabbazi, also Abba Shalem Shabbezi or Salim Elshibzi (Hebrew : , Arabic) was one of the greatest Jewish poets who lived in 17th century Yemen and now considered the 'Poet of Yemen'. Shabbazi was born in 1619 at Jewish Sharab, close to Ta'izz, and lived most of his life in Ta'izz from which he was expelled, along with most of the Yemenite Jews in 1679. He died in 1720. His father, Yosef ben Abijad bin Khalfun was also a Rabbi and a poet. Shabbazi's extant poetic diwan, comprising some 550 poems, was published for the first time by the Ben-Zvi Institute in 1977. He wrote in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Judeo-Arabic. Shabbazi's other writing include a treatise on astrology and a cabbalistic commentary on the Torah. Shabbazi's grave in Ta'izz is revered by Jews and Muslims alike. He is now considered by Academics as the 'Shakespeare of Yemen'.
13 Franciszka Arnsztajnowa
Arnsztajnowa , Franciszka

 |  Franciszka Arnsztajnowa (in full: Franciszka Hanna Arnsztajnowa ; 19 February 1865 – August 1942) was a well-known and esteemed Polish poet, playwright, and translator of Jewish descent. Much of her creative oeuvre falls within the Young Poland period, stylistically encompassing the twilight of neo-romanticism. She is called "the legend of Lublin ".
14 Abu Afak
Afak , Abu

 |  Abu 'Afak (Arabic : , c. 7th century) was a Jewish poet who lived in the Hijaz region (today Saudi Arabia ). Abu 'Afak did not convert to Islam and was vocal about his opposition to Muhammad. He became a significant political enemy of Muhammad.
15 Lea Aini
Aini , Lea

 |  Lea Aini (Hebrew) (born 1962 Tel Aviv ), is an Israeli author and poet, who has written over twenty books.
16 Yehudah Amichai
Amichai , Yehudah

 |  Yehuda Amichai (Hebrew : ; 3 May 1924 – 22 September 2000) was an Israeli poet. Amichai is considered by many, both in Israel and internationally, as Israel's greatest modern poet. He was also one of the first to write in colloquial Hebrew.
17 Al-Rabi ibn Abu al-Huqayq
al-Huqayq , Al-Rabi ibn Abu

 |  Ar-Rabi' bin Abi 'l-Huqayq (Arabic : ) was a Jewish poet of the Banu al-Nadir in Medina, who flourished shortly before the Hegira (622).
18 Avraham Shlonsky
Shlonsky , Avraham

 |  Avraham Shlonsky (March 6, 1900 – May 18, 1973; Hebrew: ; Russian: ) was a significant and dynamic Israeli poet and editor born in Russian Empire. He was influential in the development of modern Hebrew and its literature in Israel through his many acclaimed translations of literary classics, particularly from Russian, as well as his own original Hebrew children's classics. Known for his humor, Avraham Shlonsky earned the nickname "Lashonsky" from the wisecrackers of his generation (lashon means "tongue", i.e. "language") for his unusually clever and astute innovations in the newly evolving Hebrew language.. Israeli poet and editor
19 Yehuda Alharizi
Alharizi , Yehuda

 |  Yehuda Alharizi, also Judah ben Solomon Harizi or al-Harizi (Hebrew : , Yehudah ben Shelomo al-Harizi, Arabic : , Yahya bin Sulaiman bin Sha'ul abu Zakaria al-Harizi al-Yahudi min ahl Tulaitila ) was a rabbi, translator, poet and traveller active in Spain in the Middle Ages (1165 in Toledo – 1225 in Aleppo ). He was supported by wealthy patrons, to whom he wrote poems and dedicated compositions.
20 Todros ben Judah Halevi Abulafia
Abulafia , Todros ben Judah Halevi

 |  Todros ben Judah Halevi Abulafia (1247 – after 1300) was a Jewish poet who wrote primarily in Hebrew. He also wrote poems in Arabic .
21 Jon Elia
Elia , Jon

 |  Jaun Elia (Urdu : , December 14, 1931 – November 8, 2002) was a notable Pakistani Urdu -language poet, philosopher, biographer, and scholar. He was the brother of journalist and psychoanalyst Rais Amrohvi and journalist and philosopher Syed Muhammad Taqi, and husband of columnist Zahida Hina. He was fluent in Arabic, English, Persian, Sanskrit and Hebrew .
22 Nathan Alterman
Alterman , Nathan

 |  Nathan Alterman (Hebrew : , August 14, 1910 – March 28, 1970) was an Israeli poet, playwright, journalist, and translator who – though never holding any elected office – was highly influential in Socialist Zionist politics, both before and after the establishment of the State of Israel .
23 David Avidan
Avidan , David

 |  David Avidan (Hebrew : ) (February 21, 1934 – May 11, 1995) was an Israeli "poet, painter, filmmaker, publicist, and playwright" (as he often put it). He wrote 20 published books of Hebrew poetry.
24 Leah Goldberg
Goldberg , Leah

 |  Leah Goldberg (Hebrew : ; May 29, 1911, Königsberg – January 15, 1970, Jerusalem ) was a prolific Hebrew-language poet, author, playwright, literary translator, and comparative literary researcher. Her writings are considered classics of Israeli literature and remain very popular among Hebrew speaking Israelis .
25 Abba Kovner
Kovner , Abba

 |  Abba Kovner (1918-1987) (Hebrew : was a Lithuanian Jewish Hebrew poet, writer, and partisan leader. He became one of the great poets of modern Israel. He was a cousin of the Israeli Communist Party leader Meir Vilner.
26 Shimon Adaf
Adaf , Shimon

 |  Shimon Adaf (Hebrew : , born 1972) is an Israeli poet and author born in Sderot.
27 Aharon Amir
Amir , Aharon

 |  Aharon Amir (Hebrew : , January 5, 1923 in Kaunas, Lithuania - February 28, 2008 in Tzrifin ) was an Israeli Hebrew poet, a literary translator and a writer.
28 John Hollander
Hollander , John

 |  John Hollander (born October 28, 1929 in New York City) is a Jewish-American poet and literary critic. As of 2007, he is Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University. Previously he taught at Connecticut College, Hunter College, and the Graduate Center, CUNY.. Jewish-American poet and literary critic
29 Erich Mühsam
Mühsam , Erich

 |  Erich Mühsam (6 April 1878 – 10 July 1934) was a German-Jewish anarchist essayist, poet and playwright. He emerged at the end of World War I as one of the leading agitators for a federated Bavarian Soviet Republic.. German-Jewish antimilitarist anarchist essayist poet and playwright
30 Roy Arad
Arad , Roy

 |  Roy "Chicky" Arad (Hebrew : "'", born 1977) is an Israeli poet, singer, script-writer, artist and political activist. Arad is the editor of Maayan magazine for poetry and a journalist in Haaretz .
31 Anda Pinkerfeld Amir
Amir , Anda Pinkerfeld

 |  Anda Pinkerfeld Amir (Hebrew : - ; June 26, 1902 - March 27, 1981) was an Israeli poet and author. She is best remembered in Israel as a children's writer.
32 Samaw'al ibn Adiya
Adiya , Samaw'al ibn

 |  As-Samaw’al bin ‘Adiya’ (Arabic : / Hebrew : ) was an Arabian poet and warrior, esteemed by the Arabs for his loyalty, which was commemorated by an Arabic idiom: " awfá min as-Samaw’al " ( / more loyal than al-Samaw'al).
33 Alexander Penn
Penn , Alexander

 |  Alexander Penn (Hebrew : , Russian : ; 1906 – April 1972) was an Israeli poet.
34 Dan Armon
Armon , Dan

 |  Dan Armon, Israeli poet, was born in Jerusalem in 1948, the year Israel gained independence. He studied literature and theater at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has published four books of poems.
35 Olga Kirsch
Kirsch , Olga

 |  Olga Kirsch (1924–1997) was a South African and Israeli poet .
36 Jaun Elia
Elia , Jaun

 |  Jaun Elia (Urdu : , December 14, 1931 – November 8, 2002) was a notable Pakistani Urdu -language poet, philosopher, biographer, and scholar. He was the brother of journalist and psychoanalyst Rais Amrohvi and journalist and philosopher Syed Muhammad Taqi, and husband of columnist Zahida Hina. He was fluent in Arabic, English, Persian, Sanskrit and Hebrew .
37  Zelda
Zelda ,

 |  Zelda Schneersohn Mishkovsky (June 20, 1914 – April 30, 1984) (Hebrew : - ), widely known as Zelda, was an Israeli poet. She received three awards for her published works.
38 Hayim Nahman Bialik
Bialik , Hayim Nahman

 |  Hayim Nahman Bialik (Hebrew : ; January 9, 1873 – July 4, 1934), also Chaim or Haim, was a Jewish poet who wrote primarily in Hebrew but also in Yiddish. Bialik was one of the pioneers of modern Hebrew poetry and came to be recognized as Israel 's national poet .
39 Yocheved Bat-Miriam
Bat-Miriam , Yocheved

 |  Yocheved Bat-Miriam (Hebrew : - ) (born 1901 in Russia – 7 January 1980 in Israel) was an Israeli poet. She is unusual among Hebrew poets in expressing nostalgia for the landscapes of the country of her birth. Yocheved migrated to British Palestine, later to be called Israel, in 1928. Her first book of poetry, Merahok ("From a distance") was published in 1929. In 1948, her son from her second marriage to writer Haim Hazaz died in the Israeli War of Independence .
40 Jan Brzechwa
Brzechwa , Jan

 |  Jan Brzechwa (Polish pronunciation:  ['bxfa] ), (Zmerynka, Podolia, 15 August 1898 – 2 July 1966, Warsaw, Poland) was a Polish poet and author, known mostly for his contribution to children's literature. He was born Jan Wiktor Lesman to a Polish family of Jewish descent.
41 Hanoch Levin
Levin , Hanoch

 |  Hanoch Levin (December 18, 1943 – August 18, 1999; Hebrew ), was a prominent Israeli dramatist, theater director, author and poet, best known for his theater plays.
42 Dan Pagis
Pagis , Dan

 |  Dan Pagis (born on October 16, 1930 – died on July 29, 1986) was an Israeli poet, lecturer and holocaust survivor. He was born in Radauti, Bukovina in Romania and imprisoned as a child in a concentration camp in Ukraine. He escaped in 1944 and in 1946 arrived safely in Israel where he became a schoolteacher in a kibbutz.. Israeli poet holocaust survivor
43 Moses ibn Ezra
Ezra , Moses ibn

 |  Rabbi Moses ben Jacob ibn Ezra, known as Ha'Sallah ("writer of penitential prayers") (Arabic : , Abu Harun Musa bin Ya'acub ibn Ezra, Hebrew : ,) was a Jewish, Spanish philosopher, linguist, and poet. He was born at Granada about 1055 – 1060, and died after 1138. Ezra is Jewish by religion but is also considered a great influence in the Arabic world in regards to his works. He is considered one of the greatest poets to originate from Spain and was thought of as ahead of his time in terms of theories surrounding the nature of poetry. One of the more revolutionary aspects of Ezra’s poetry that have been debated over is his definition of poetry as metaphor and how it fuses Aristotle’s early ideas. Ezra’s philosophical works were minor compared to his impact on poetry, but they address the relationship that is held between God and man. [ Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA 1 ]
44 Rami Saari
Saari , Rami

 |  Rami Saari (Hebrew : ; b. 1963, Petah Tikva, Israel ) is an Israeli poet, translator, linguist and literary critic.
45 Dunash ben Labrat
Labrat , Dunash ben

 |  Dunash ha-Levi ben Labrat (920-990) (Hebrew : ; Arabic : ) was a medieval Jewish commentator, poet, and grammarian of the Golden age of Jewish culture in Spain. He was, according to Moses ibn Ezra, born in Fes. The name Dunash being of Berber origin. In his youth he travelled to Baghdad to study with Saadia Gaon.
46 Zmitrok Biadula
Biadula , Zmitrok

 |  Shmuel Yefimovich Plavnik (Samuil Jafimowicz Plaunik, Belarusian : ; April 23, 1886 – November 3, 1941), better known by the pen name Zmitrok Biadula, (Belarusian: ), was a famous Jewish Belarusian poet, prose writer, cultural worker, and political activist in the Belarusian independence movement.
47 Yehuda Halevi
Halevi , Yehuda

 |  Judah Halevi (also Yehuda Halevi ; Hebrew : ; Arabic : ; c. 1075 – 1141) was a Spanish Jewish physician, poet and philosopher. He was born in Spain, either in Toledo or Tudela, in 1075 or 1086, and died shortly after arriving in Palestine in 1141. Halevi is considered one of the greatest Hebrew poets, celebrated both for his religious and secular poems, many of which appear in present-day liturgy. His greatest philosophical work was The Kuzari .
48 Yehonatan Geffen
Geffen , Yehonatan

 |  Yehonatan Geffen (Heb: ; born on February 22, 1947) also known as Yonatan Gefen, is an Israeli author, poet, songwriter, journalist, and playwright.
49 Yona Wallach
Wallach , Yona

 |  Yona Wallach (Hebrew : ; June 10, 1944 – September 29, 1985) was an Israeli poet .
50 Oscar Williams
Williams , Oscar

 |  Oscar Williams (December 29, 1900 - October 10, 1964) was an American anthologist and poet. Oscar Williams was his pen name.. Jewish Ukrainian-American anthologist and poet
51 Julian Tuwim
Tuwim , Julian

 |  Julian Tuwim (September 13, 1894 – December 27, 1953) (the surname comes from the Hebrew "", "tovim", "good"), sometimes used pseudonym "Oldlen" when writing song lyrics. He was a Polish poet, born in Lódz, Congress Poland, Russian Empire, of Jewish parents, and educated in Lódz and Warsaw where he studied law and philosophy at Warsaw University. In 1919 Tuwim co-founded the Skamander group of experimental poets with Antoni Slonimski and Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz. He was a major figure in Polish literature, and was also known for his contribution to children's literature.. Polish poet of Jewish descent
52 Erez Biton
Biton , Erez

 |  Erez Biton (born 1942 in Oran, Algeria ) is an Hebrew poet. Born in North Africa, he immigrated to Israel in 1948. At the age of 10, he was blinded by a stray hand grenade that he found. He spent the rest of his childhood in Jerusalem's Institute for the Blind. He received a degree in social work from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Later in life, he studied psychology in Bar Ilan University. Biton was a journalist and published a weekly column in the Israeli newspaper Maariv .
53 Uri Zvi Greenberg
Greenberg , Uri Zvi

 |  Uri Zvi Grinberg (Hebrew : , 22 September 1896 – 8 May 1981) was an acclaimed Israeli poet and journalist who wrote in Yiddish and Hebrew.
54 Haim Gouri
Gouri , Haim

 |  Haim Gouri (Hebrew : ) (born 9 October 1923) is an Israeli poet, novelist, journalist, and documentary filmmaker .
55 Dalia Rabikovich
Rabikovich , Dalia

 |  Dahlia Ravikovitch (Hebrew : ' ; November 27, 1936 – August 21, 2005) was an Israeli poet, translator, and peace activist.
56 Lea Goldberg
Goldberg , Lea

 |  Leah Goldberg (Hebrew : ; May 29, 1911, Königsberg – January 15, 1970, Jerusalem ) was a prolific Hebrew-language poet, author, playwright, literary translator, and comparative literary researcher. Her writings are considered classics of Israeli literature and remain very popular among Hebrew speaking Israelis .
57 Miriam Herrera
Herrera , Miriam

 |  M. Miriam Herrera is an American author and poet. Her poetry often explores Mexican American or Chicano life and her Crypto-Jewish and Native American (Cherokee ) heritage, but mainly the universal themes of nature, family, myth, and the transcendent experience. Herrera was born to natives of the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas in Sutherland, Nebraska, where her parents had been working in the sugar-beet fields. She was raised in Aurora, Illinois, where her parents moved to escape a migratory life of farm work.
58 Alicia Ostriker
Ostriker , Alicia

 |  Alicia Suskin Ostriker (born November 11, 1937 ) is an American poet and scholar who writes Jewish feminist poetry. She was called "America's most fiercely honest poet," by Progressive.
59 Amira Hess
Hess , Amira

 |  Amira Hess (b. Baghdad, Iraq ) (Hebrew) is an Israeli poet and artist. Arriving in Israel in 1951, she first lived in an immigrant transit camp, then moved to Jerusalem, where she still lives today. Her first book, And the Moon is Dripping Madness, was awarded the Luria Prize (named for the poet Yerucham Luria ). Her other volumes of poetry in Hebrew include Two Horses by the Light Line, The Information Eater, Yovel, and There is no Real Woman in Israel. Some individual poems have been translated into English, German, Greek, Spanish and Russian. A collection of about seventy poems under the title Between Boulders of Basalt and Foundation, was translated into English by S. K. Azoulay.
60 Edmond Jabès
Jabès , Edmond

 |  Edmond Jabès (French:  [abs] ; Hebrew : ', Arabic : ; Cairo, April 16, 1912 – Paris, January 2, 1991) was a Jewish writer and poet, and one of the best known literary figures to write in French after World War II.
61 David Solway
Solway , David

 |  David Solway (born 8 December 1941) is a Canadian poet, educational theorist, travel writer and literary critic of Jewish descent.. Canadian poet educational theorist travel writer and literary critic
62 Itzhak Katzenelson
Katzenelson , Itzhak

 |  Itzhak Katzenelson (Hebrew : , Yiddish : ((; also transcribed Icchak-Lejb Kacenelson, Jizchak Katzenelson ; Yitzhok Katznelson ) (1 July 1886 – 1 May 1944) was a Jewish teacher, poet and dramatist. He was born in 1886 in Karelichy near Minsk, and was murdered May 1, 1944 in Auschwitz.
63 Abraham Reisen
Reisen , Abraham

 |  Avrom Reyzen (Abraham Reisen) (1876 – 1953) was a Yiddish writer, poet and editor, and the elder brother of the Yiddishist Zalman Reisen .
64 Fania Bergstein
Bergstein , Fania

 |  Fania Bergstein (Hebrew) was a Hebrew poet, born in 1908 in Szczuczyn, Congress Poland, Russian Empire. Fania Bergstein participated in the Zionist youth movement He-Halutz Hatzair. In 1930 she immigrated to British Mandate of Palestine, and joined Kibbutz Gvat. She died of heart failure at the age of 42, on September 18, 1950.
65 Anna Maria van Schurman
van Schurman , Anna Maria

 |  Anna Maria van Schurman (November 5, 1607–May 4/May 14, 1678) was a German- Dutch painter, engraver, poet and scholar. Highly educated woman by seventeenth century standards, she excelled in art, music, and literature, becoming proficient in 14 languages (including contemporary European languages): Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, Aramaic, and Ethiopian.
66 Shmuel haNagid
haNagid , Shmuel

 |  Samuel ibn Naghrillah (Hebrew : , Sh'muel HaLevi ben Yosef HaNagid ; Arabic : Abu Iaq Isma‘il bin an-Naghrilah ), also known as Samuel HaNagid (Hebrew : , Shmuel HaNagid, lit. Samuel the Prince ) (born 993; died after 1056), was a Talmudic scholar, grammarian, philologist, soldier, politician, patron of the arts, and an influential medieval Hebrew poet who lived in Iberia at the time of the Moorish rule. His poetry was one area in which he was well known for. As a great contributor to many aspects of history, such as the lives of Jews, the arts, as well as the court of Granada, he is an important figure in the study of Muslim-Jewish relations. He was an elite of Jews as well as Arabs, and perhaps the most influential Jew, politically, in Muslim Spain.
67  Rachel
Rachel ,

 |  Rachel Bluwstein Sela (September 20 (Julian calendar), 1890 – April 16, 1931) was a Hebrew poet who immigrated to Palestine in 1909. She is known by her first name, Rachel, (Hebrew : ) or as Rachel the poetess (Hebrew). [ citation needed ]
68 Eleazar ha-Kalir
ha-Kalir , Eleazar

 |  Eleazar ben Killir, also known as Eleazar Kalir, Eleazar Qalir or El'azar HaKalir (c. 570 – c. 640) was a Hebrew poet whose classical liturgical verses, known as piyut, have continued to be sung through the centuries during significant religious services, including those on Tisha B'Av and on the sabbath after a wedding. He was one of Judaism 's earliest and most prolific of the paytanim, Hebrew liturgical poets. He wrote piyutim for all the main Jewish festivals, for special Sabbaths, for weekdays of festive character, and for the fasts. Many of his hymns have found their way into festive prayers of the Ashkenazi Jews ' synagogal rite.
69 Solomon Ibn Gabirol
Gabirol , Solomon Ibn

 |  Solomon ibn Gabirol, also Solomon ben Judah (Hebrew : , Shelomo ben Yehuda ibn Gabirol ; Arabic : , Abu Ayyub Suleiman ibn Yahya ibn Jabirul ; Latin : Avicebron, a corruption of Ibn Gibran ), was an Andalusian Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher with a Neoplatonic bent. He was born in Málaga about 1021; died about 1058 in Valencia. (might live longer than that.)
70 Louise Glück
Glück , Louise

 |  Louise Elisabeth Glück (born 22 April 1943) is an American poet of Hungarian Jewish heritage. She was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 2003, after serving as a Special Bicentennial Consultant three years prior in 2000.. American poet; US Poet Laureate
71 Shaul Tchernichovsky
Tchernichovsky , Shaul

 |  Shaul Tchernichovsky (20 August 1875 – 14 October 1943; Hebrew : ; Russian : ), was a Russian-born Hebrew poet. He is considered one of the great Hebrew poets, identified with nature poetry, and as a poet greatly influenced by the culture of ancient Greece .
72 Elisha Porat
Porat , Elisha

 |  Elisha Porat (June 25, 1938 - March 23, 2013), is a Hebrew poet and writer. He has published 19 volumes of fiction and poetry, in Hebrew, since 1973 and won the 1996 Israel 's Prime Minister's Prize for Literature. His works have appeared in translation in Israel, the United States, Canada and England. The English translation of his short stories collection " The Messiah of LaGuardia ", Mosaic Press, was released in 1997. The English translation of his second stories collection "PAYBACK", was published 2002 at Wind River Press. His novel, Episode, was published in 2006 by Y&H .
73 Dahlia Rabikovitch
Rabikovitch , Dahlia

 |  Dahlia Ravikovitch (Hebrew : ' ; November 27, 1936 – August 21, 2005) was an Israeli poet, translator, and peace activist.
74 Simon Bacher
Bacher , Simon

 |  Simon Bacher (Hungarian : Bacher Simon ; February 1, 1823, Liptovský Mikuláš - November 9, 1891, Budapest ) was a Hungarian Neo-Hebraic poet.
75 Israel ben Moses Najara
Najara , Israel ben Moses

 |  Israel ben Moses Najara (c. 1555, Damascus – c. 1625, Gaza ) (Heb. ' Yisrael ben Moshe Najarah ) was a Jewish liturgical poet, preacher, Biblical commentator, kabbalist, and rabbi of Gaza.
76 Avraham Ben-Yitzhak
Ben-Yitzhak , Avraham

 |  Avraham Ben-Yitzhak (1883 – 1950) was an Israeli Hebrew poet.
77 Amir Gilboa
Gilboa , Amir

 |  Amir Gilboa (Hebrew : ) (born 25 September 1917 - died September 2, 1984) was a Ukraine-born Israeli poet. Gilboa was awarded the Israel Prize for literature in 1982.
78 Abraham Regelson
Regelson , Abraham

 |  Abraham Regelson (1896–1981; Hebrew: ) was a Hebrew poet, author, children's author, translator, and editor.. Israeli Hebrew poet author children's author translator and editor
79 David Edelstadt
Edelstadt , David

 |  David Edelstadt (May 9, 1866, Kaluga, Russia - 17 October 1892, Denver, Colorado ) was a Jewish - Russian - American anarchist poet in the Yiddish language.
80 Nathan Zach
Zach , Nathan

 |  Nathan Zach (Hebrew : ) (born 1930) is an Israeli poet.
81 Ayin Hillel
Hillel , Ayin

 |  Ayin Hillel (Hebrew :. ) was the pen name of Hillel Omer (4 August 1926 - 39 June 1990, Hebrew), an Israeli poet and children's author.
82 Jakobe Mansztajn
Mansztajn , Jakobe

 |  Jakobe Mansztajn (born 1982 in Gdansk ) is an award-winning young Polish poet and blogger. Deputy editor of the literary quarterly Korespondencja z ojcem. Author of the poetry collection Vienna high life (2009) for which he has received many awards, including the prestigious 2010 Wroclaw Silesius Award in the Début of the Year category, Sztorm Roku 2010 Award founded by Gazeta Wyborcza, and has also been nominated for the Gdynia Literary Award. His debut collection has been described as : "one of the most distinctive in the past years in Polish literature " and gained wide critical acclaim. Translated into hebrew, english, belarussian, norwegian.
83 Meulana Shahin Shirazi
Shirazi , Meulana Shahin

 |  Shahin Shirazi (born in Shiraz, Iran ) was a Persian Jewish poet of the 14th century. He carried the honorific "Meulana".
84 Rachel Baumvoll
Baumvoll , Rachel

 |  Rachel Boymvol, sometimes spelled Baumvoll or Baumwoll (Russian : , Hebrew) (March 4, 1914, Odessa - June 16, 2000, Jerusalem ) was a poet and translator who wrote in both Yiddish and Russian.
85 Leib Kvitko
Kvitko , Leib

 |  Leib Kvitko (Russian : , Yiddish) (October 15, 1890 – August 12, 1952) was a prominent Yiddish poet, an author of well-known children's poems and a member of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (JAC). He was one of the editors of Eynikayt (the JAC's newspaper) and of the Heymland, a literary magazine. He was executed in Moscow on August 12, 1952 together with twelve other members of the JAC, a massacre known as the Night of the Murdered Poets. Kvitko was rehabilitated in 1955.
86 Abraham Dob Bär Lebensohn
Lebensohn , Abraham Dob Bär

 |  Abraham Dob Bär Lebensohn (Traditional Jewish Lithuanian pronunciation : Ayvrohom Dov Beyr Leybenzon ) (born in Vilnius, Russian Empire c. 1789/1794; died there November 19, 1878) was a Lithuanian Jewish Hebraist, poet, and grammarian.
87 Anna Margolin
Margolin , Anna

 |  Anna Margolin (Yiddish) is the pen name of Rosa Harning Lebensboym (1887–1952) a twentieth century Jewish Russian - American, Yiddish language poet .
88 Yonatan Ratosh
Ratosh , Yonatan

 |  Uriel Shelach (Hebrew) (November 18, 1908 – March 25, 1981), better known by his pen name Yonatan Ratosh (Hebrew), was an Israeli poet and the founder of the Canaanite movement .
89 Leon Pasternak
Pasternak , Leon

 |  Leon Pasternak (12 August 1910, Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Empire (soon became Lwow, Poland, now Lviv, Ukraine ) - 14 November 1969 Warsaw, Poland) was a Polish poet and satirist. His Jewish family came to Poland in the 1880s from the town of Tula, Russia, which was outside the Jewish Pale of Settlement, where Jews usually were not allowed to reside.
90 A. M. Klein
Klein , A. M.

 |  Abraham Moses "A. M." Klein (14 February 1909 – 20 August 1972) was a Canadian poet, journalist, novelist, short story writer and lawyer. He has been called "one of Canada's greatest poets and a leading figure in Jewish-Canadian culture."
91 Menahem Ben
Ben , Menahem

 |  Menahem Ben (born October 31, 1948) is an Israeli poet and journalist and an outspoken literary and culture critic. He is a frequent op-ed contributor and authors two weekly columns, on culture and literature, in the Maariv daily newspaper, as well as a monthly book review page in that paper's literary supplement.
92 Samuel David Luzzatto
Luzzatto , Samuel David

 |  Samuel David Luzzatto (Hebrew : ) was an Italian Jewish scholar, poet, and a member of the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement. He is also known by his Hebrew acronym, Shadal (").
93 Immanuel the Roman
Roman , Immanuel the

 |  Immanuel ben Solomon ben Jekuthiel of Rome (Immanuel of Rome, Immanuel Romano, Manoello Giudeo ) (1261, Rome – 1328, Fermo, Italy ) was an Italian - Jewish scholar and satirical poet. He was a member of a prominent, wealthy family and occupied an important position in Rome, possibly secretary or treasurer of the Jewish community there. He preached on Yom Kippur and delivered discourses on special occasions. In 1325 he lost his entire fortune and was obliged to leave his home. All his friends deserted him and, "bowed by poverty and the double burden of age," he wandered through Italy until he found refuge in 1328 in Fermo in the march of Ancona at the home of a patron named Daniel, who provided for his old age and enabled him to devote himself to poetry.
94 Celia Dropkin
Dropkin , Celia

 |  Celia Dropkin (December 5, 1887 [November 22 in the old Gregorian calendar] - Aug. 18, 1956) was a Yiddish poet. (In Yiddish her name was Tsipe, probably short for Zipporah, and later Tsilye Drapkin ). She was born in Bobruysk, Russian Empire to an assimilated Russian-Jewish family. Her father, a forester, died of tuberculosis when Dropkin was young. Dropkin, with her mother and sister, were taken in by wealthy relatives. Dropkin exhibited intellectual abilities at a young age. She attended Russian-language school and gymnasium (high school), after which she taught briefly in Warsaw. In 1907 she went to Kiev to continue her studies, and there came under the influence of Hebrew writer Uri Nissan Gnessin. Under his tutelage she wrote poetry in Russian. She returned to Bobruysk in 1908, and shortly thereafter met and married Shmaye Dropkin, a Bund activist from Gomel, Belarus. Because of his political activities, he fled to America in 1910, leaving Dropkin and their son to follow two years later.
95 Hirsh Glick
Glick , Hirsh

 |  Hirsch Glick (1922 Vilna, Lithuania – 1944 Estonia) was a Jewish poet and partisan .
96 Judah Halevi
Halevi , Judah

 |  Judah Halevi (also Yehuda Halevi ; Hebrew : ; Arabic : ; c. 1075 – 1141) was a Spanish Jewish physician, poet and philosopher. He was born in Spain, either in Toledo or Tudela, in 1075 or 1086, and died shortly after arriving in Palestine in 1141. Halevi is considered one of the greatest Hebrew poets, celebrated both for his religious and secular poems, many of which appear in present-day liturgy. His greatest philosophical work was The Kuzari .
97 Abraham Shlonsky
Shlonsky , Abraham

 |  Avraham Shlonsky (March 6, 1900 – May 18, 1973; Hebrew : ; Russian) was a significant and dynamic Israeli poet and editor born in the Russian Empire.
98 Simeon Samuel Frug
Frug , Simeon Samuel

 |  Simon Frug (Russian : ´ ´, IPA:  [s'mn gr'gorjvt 'fruk]  (listen ) ; November 15, 1860 – September 22, 1916) was a multi-lingual Russian poet, lyricist and author.
99 Meir ben Baruch
Baruch , Meir ben

 |  Meir of Rothenburg (c. 1215 – 2 May 1293) was a German Rabbi and poet, a major author of the tosafot on Rashi 's commentary on the Talmud. He is also known as Meir ben Baruch, the Maharam of Rothenburg. Rabbi Meïr ben Solomon of Perpignan, referred to Rab Meir of Rothenberg, as the "greatest Jewish leader of Zarfat" alive at the time, Zarfat is medeival Hebrew for France which was a reference to Charlemagne's rule of Germany.
100 Fay Zwicky
Zwicky , Fay

 |  Fay Zwicky (born 4 July 1933 in Melbourne ) is a contemporary Australian poet, short-story writer, critic and academic primarily known for her autobiographical poem Kaddish which deals with her identity as a Jewish writer.
101 Miriam Yalan-Shteklis
Yalan-Shteklis , Miriam

 |  Miriam Yalan-Shteklis (Hebrew : - ) (b. 21 September 1900 - d. 9 May 1984) was an Israeli writer and poet famous for her children's books. Her surname, Yalan, was an acronym based on her father’s name, Yehuda Leib Nissan.
102 Moyshe-Leyb Halpern
Halpern , Moyshe-Leyb

 |  Moyshe-Leyb Halpern (January 2, 1886 – August 31, 1932) was a Yiddish-language modernist poet. He was born and raised in a traditional Jewish household in Zlotshev, Galicia and brought to Vienna at the age of 12 in 1898 to study commercial art. He then began writing modernist poetry in German. Upon returning to his hometown in 1907, he switched to writing in Yiddish.
103 Süsskind Raschkow
Raschkow , Süsskind

 |  Süsskind Raschkow was a German poet of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. He was the author of the following works: " Yosef v'Asenat ," a drama (1817); "Hayye Shimshon ," an epic poem (1824); and "Tal Yaldut," poems and proverbs (1835).
104 T. Carmi
Carmi , T.

 |  T. Carmi (Hebrew :. ) (December 31, 1925 – November 20, 1994) was an Israeli poet.
105 Zalman Shazar
Shazar , Zalman

 |  Zalman Shazar (Hebrew : " ; Belarusian : ; Russian) (November 24, 1889 – October 5, 1974) was an Israeli politician, author. and poet. Shazar served as the third President of Israel from 1963 to 1973.
106 Peretz Markish
Markish , Peretz

 |  Peretz Davidovich Markish (Yiddish) (Russian : ) (7 December 1895 (25 November OS) – 12 August 1952) was a Soviet / Russian Jewish poet and playwright who wrote predominantly in Yiddish.
107 Jacob Fichman
Fichman , Jacob

 |  Jacob Fichman (Hebrew) also transliterated as Yakov Fichman (25 November 1881 - 18 May 1958), was an acclaimed Hebrew poet, essayist and literary critic.
108 Zalman Shneur
Shneur , Zalman

 |  Zalman Shneur (Hebrew : ) (born 1887; died 20 February 1959) was an Hebrew and Israeli poet and writer.
109 Haim Hefer
Hefer , Haim

 |  Haim Hefer (Hebrew) (29 October 1925 – 18 September 2012) was an Israeli songwriter, poet and writer.
110 Ali Al Jallawi
Jallawi , Ali Al

 |  Ali Al Jallawi (in Arabic born in 1975 in Manama, Bahrain ) is a poet, researcher, and writer. After two periods of imprisonment for writing poetry critical of the political regime in Bahrain, Al Jallawi has gone on to publish seven volumes of his work, most recently Tashta’il karazat nahd, 2008. [ citation needed ] He has written books on the Baha’i and Jewish communities in Bahrain, and presented his poetry at dozens of literary festivals both in the Arab world and elsewhere. In Manama, he ran a research center dedicated to raising awareness of Bahrain’s minority communities. However, during the Bahraini uprising, he fled the country to avoid further imprisonment. The PEN committee organized a literary fellowship in Weimar for him to save him a lengthy application for political asylum in Germany. By May 2012, he was still living in Germany, now as a fellow of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. He is currently working on a novel titled Yadallah's Shoes.
111 Yitzhak Laor
Laor , Yitzhak

 |  Yitzhak Laor, (Hebrew: , born in Pardes Hanna, Israel, 1948) is an Israeli poet, author and journalist. He is the author of ten poetry books, three novels, three collections of short stories, two collections of essays and one play. He is mostly known for his poetry of political protest, particularly about the Lebanese War of 1982 and the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. In his poem "In a Village whose Name I don't even know" he imagines himself stranded in a Lebanese village: "For a moment I hoped that I would be caught." His book The Myths of Liberal Zionism was published in English by Verso Books in February 2009.
112 Henryka Lazowertówna
Lazowertówna , Henryka

 |  Henryka Lazowertówna (pron. x n ' r k a w a z v r ' t u v n a ; in full Henryka Wanda Lazowertówna ); also Henryka Lazowert, or wrongly Lazawert, (born 19 June 1909 in Warsaw ; died August 1942 at Treblinka ) was a Polish lyric poet. While in general deeply personal in nature and of great emotive intensity, her poetry is not devoid of social concerns and patriotic overtones. She is considered one of the most eminent Polish authors of Jewish descent.
113 Reda Mansour
Mansour , Reda

 |  Reda Mansour (Arabic : , Hebrew) is a Druze Israeli poet, historian and Diplomat. He has published three books of Hebrew poetry and received the University of Haifa Miller Award as well as the State President Scholarship for young writers.
114 Abraham Sutzkever
Sutzkever , Abraham

 |  Abraham Sutzkever (Yiddish : — Avrom Sutskever ; Hebrew : ; July 15, 1913 – January 20, 2010) was an acclaimed Yiddish poet. The New York Times wrote that Sutzkever was "the greatest poet of the Holocaust ."
115 Meir Halevi Letteris
Letteris , Meir Halevi

 |  Max (Meïr Halevi or Myer Levi) Letteris (September 13, 1800, Zolkiev – May 19, 1871, Vienna ) was an Austrian Jewish scholar and the foremost poet of the Galician Haskala .
116 Agi Mishol
Mishol , Agi

 |  Agi Mishol (Hebrew) (born 1947) is an Israeli poet.
117 Admiel Kosman
Kosman , Admiel

 |  Admiel Kosman (born in 1957) is an Israeli poet and professor of Talmud .
118 Jedaiah ben Abraham Bedersi
Bedersi , Jedaiah ben Abraham

 |  Jedaiah ben Abraham Bedersi (c. 1270 – c. 1340) (Hebrew) was a Jewish poet, physician, and philosopher; born at Béziers (hence his surname Bedersi). His Provençal name was En Bonet, which probably corresponds to the Hebrew name Tobiah (compare Oheb Nashim in the Zunz Jubelschrift, Hebrew part, p. 1); and, according to the practice of the Provençal Jews, he occasionally joined to his name that of his father, Abraham Profiat (Bedersi).
119 Naphtali Herz Imber
Imber , Naphtali Herz

 |  Naphtali Herz Imber (Hebrew : , Yiddish : , also known as Naphtali Tzvi Imber, Naphtali Zvi Imber, Naphtali Hertz Imber or Naphtali Hirsch Imber, 1856 – 8 October 1909) was a Jewish poet and Zionist who wrote the lyrics of Hatikvah, the national anthem of the State of Israel .
120 Micah Joseph Lebensohn
Lebensohn , Micah Joseph

 |  Micah Joseph Lebensohn (born in Vilnius, Lithuania, February 22, 1828; died there February 17, 1852) Litvak poet in Hebrew.
121 Vaan Nguyen
Nguyen , Vaan

 |  Nguyn Thi Hong Vaan, (in short Vaan Nguyen, Hebrew : , born in Ashkelon, Israel in April 1982) is an Israeli poet, actress and publicist raised in Jaffa and living in Tel Aviv .
122 Sami Shalom Chetrit
Chetrit , Sami Shalom

 |  Sami Shalom Chetrit (born 1960) ( ) is a Moroccan- born Hebrew poet and Israeli social and peace activist.
123 Mark Pirie
Pirie , Mark

 |  Mark Pirie (born 30 April 1974) is a New Zealand poet, writer, literary critic, anthologist, publisher, and editor. He is best known for his Generation X New Zealand anthology The NeXt Wave, which included an 8,000 word introduction (1998), the literary journals JAAM (Just Another Art Movement) and broadsheet, a book cover photo series of tributes to famous rock albums, and the small press HeadworX Publishers in Wellington, New Zealand. He has authored or edited more than 40 of his own books and published more than 50 books with HeadworX, including work by well known New Zealand poets Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, Harry Ricketts, Alistair Paterson, Riemke Ensing, Tony Beyer, Harvey McQueen, Andrew Fagan, Richard Von Sturmer and the Israeli author/painter/diplomat Moshé Liba.
124 Jacob Steinberg
Steinberg , Jacob

 |  Jacob Steinberg (1887 - 1947) was a major Ukrainian -born Israeli poet. He moved to the Land of Israel in 1915. He defied trends in two significant ways: his poetry was individualistic rather than nationalistic, and he wrote in the Ashkenazic dialect rather than the Sephardic dialect, which became the accepted norm of Israeli Hebrew. His two most famous poems are "Not an enclosed Garden" and "Confession".
125 Claude Vigée
Vigée , Claude

 |  Claude Vigée (born Claude Strauss on January 3, 1921) is a French poet who writes in French and Alsatian. He describes himself as a "Jew and an Alsatian, thus doubly Alsatian and doubly Jewish".
126 Natan Yonatan
Yonatan , Natan

 |  Natan Yonatan (Hebrew : , born 20 September 1923, died 12 March 2004) was an Israeli poet.
127 Salomon Mandelkern
Mandelkern , Salomon

 |  Salomon Mandelkern, Solomon Mandelkern, (born in Mlynov, Volhynia, 1846; died in Vienna March 24, 1902) was a Ukrainian Jewish poet and author. Russian lexicographer, Hebrew poet, and translator.
128 Yehudit Kafri
Kafri , Yehudit

 |  Yehudit Kafri Meiri (Hebrew : ) is a 20th-21st century Israeli poet and a writer, as well as editor and translator. br She was born in 1935 and lived as a child in Kibbutz Ein HaHoresh, a kibbutz of which her parents were founding members. Yehudit belonged to the first group of children born in this kibbutz. After she got married, she moved to Kibbutz Sasa where she wrote her first book, called (Template:The Time Will Have Mercy )which was published in 1962 one year after she moved to Kibbutz Shoval with her family. In Kibbutz Shoval she published a few more poetry books and children's books and made her first attempt at writing prose including a book describing her childhood memories called (Template:All The Summer We Went Barefoot ) which was successful and sold several editions. Yehudit Kafri mother of three and grandmother of four lives since 1989 with her husband in Mazkeret Batya where she continues to write and publish books of poetry and biographies. In 2003 she published an historical biographic novel called 'Zosha from the Jezreel Valley to the Red Orchestra' which tells the life story of Zosha Poznanska who was a member of the Red Orchestra and eventually killed by the Gestapo. This novel won the prize of 'The Best Literary Achievement of the Year' in Israel. It has since been translated and published in English,and going to be publish in Polish this year (2013). Poems by Yehudit Kafri were published in Hebrew, Arabic, English, Spanish, Croatian and Russian. Kafri has won several literary prizes including the Prime Minister's prize in 1987 and other scholarship prizes. Here are the judges reasons for handing out the prize for 'Zosha':Following careful and extensive research, the author is displaying exceptional courage as she copes with the main character, a heroine in the true classical sense. The author developed an intricate and gentle relationship with Zosha a member of the “Red Orchestra”, whose life story she set out to tell. Using precise and reserved language Kafri records this relationship while keeping intellectual and emotional levels within appropriate boundaries vis-à-vis the horrific historical events she describes. “Zosha” is a historical novel bringing successfully the individual and emotional stories of the characters in the face of the larger story of the era. Kafri published 9 poetry books and 9 others (Children books, Biographies, and Prose).
129 David Vogel
Vogel , David

 |  David Vogel (1891–1944) was a Russian-born Hebrew poet, novelist, and diarist.
130 Isaäc da Costa
Costa , Isaäc da

 |  Isaac da Costa (January 14, 1798 – April 28, 1860) was a Jewish poet .
131 Yitzhak Katzenelson
Katzenelson , Yitzhak

 |  Itzhak Katzenelson (Hebrew : , Yiddish : ((; also transcribed Icchak-Lejb Kacenelson, Jizchak Katzenelson ; Yitzhok Katznelson ) (1 July 1886 – 1 May 1944) was a Jewish teacher, poet and dramatist. He was born in 1886 in Karelichy near Minsk, and was murdered May 1, 1944 in Auschwitz.
132 Meir Wieseltier
Wieseltier , Meir

 |  Meir Wieseltier (Hebrew : , born 1941) is a prize-winning Israeli poet and translator.
133 Seymour Mayne
Mayne , Seymour

 |  Seymour Mayne (born 18 May 1944 in Montreal, Quebec ) is a Canadian poet and literary translator. He has published over 50 works of poetry and literary criticism, and has edited several anthologies of Canadian and Jewish literature.
134 David Martin
Martin , David

 |  David Martin (22 December 1915 - 1 July 1997), known as an Australian poet, was born Lajos or Ludwig Detsinyi, into a Jewish family in Hungary (then part of Austria-Hungary ). He used as well the names Louis Adam and Louis Destiny. He also wrote novels and short stories, and plays.
135 Adam Wazyk
Wazyk , Adam

 |  Adam Wazyk born Ajzyk Wagman (November 17, 1905 – August 13, 1982) was a Polish poet, essayist and writer born to a Jewish family in Warsaw. In his early career, he was associated with the Kraków avant-garde led by Tadeusz Peiper who published Zwrotnica monthly. Wazyk wrote several collections of poetry in the interwar years. His work during this period focused largely on the losses of World War I .
136 David Hakohen
Hakohen , David

 |  David Hakohen (also haKohen or Ha-Kohen ) was a late thirteenth-century Hebrew liturgical poet from Avignon, who wrote from a Jewish perspective in the troubadouresque tradition. His most published work, "Silence and Praise" (Hishtaavi u-birkhi ), is in the form of a muwashshah, a prelude to prayer. Ironically, the ode pledges that the prayer will be silent. It has been translated into English. It opens like this:
137 Joy Leftow
Leftow , Joy

 |  Joy Leftow, born in Washington Heights in New York City, is an American poet, fiction writer, and essayist. Leftow's poetry is narrative and lyrical, and each poem tells a complete story. Some poems have gained critical acclaim, such as Tupelo Honey, Advancing on Satori, and the more recent, Being Jewish, My Mother, and I Sing The Blues For You Today, all of which have been published in several journals. Her poems are often gritty and raw urban tales based on her unique observations and experience. Familiar themes in her work encompass analysis of identity and inclusion and family and social issues. She covers themes of overall inclusion and exclusion into various groups in general (the nuclear family) and organizations. Her Jewish identity has become another developing theme.
138 Hezi Leskali
Leskali , Hezi

 |  Hezi Leskli (1952-1994) was born in Rehovot, Israel. He studied dancing and art in the Netherlands. He worked as a painter and a choreographer, and published four books of poems. In 1992 he published Dutch Poetry - Four Imagined Dutch Poets and a Nonexistent Israeli Poet.
139 Nurit Zarchi
Zarchi , Nurit

 |  Nurit Zarchi (Hebrew : ) (born Jerusalem, October 19, 1941; 28 Tishri 5702 AM ) is an Israeli poet and author for adults and children.
140 Dror Elimelech
Elimelech , Dror

 |  Dror Elimelech (Hebrew : ) (born 1956 in Israel) is an Israeli psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and poet, and a composer and performer of contemporary classical music.
141 Abraham Nahum Stencl
Stencl , Abraham Nahum

 |  Abraham Nahum Stencl (Polish: Avrom Nokhem Sztencl, Hebrew : ) (1897-1983) was a Yiddish poet.
142 Janice Rebibo
Rebibo , Janice

 |  Janice Silverman Rebibo (born 1950) is an Israeli poet who began writing in Hebrew in the mid-1980s.
143 Salman Masalha
Masalha , Salman

 |  Salman Masalha (born 1953) (in Arabic : , in Hebrew) is a Palestinian poet, writer, essayist and translator. He is Druze citizen of Israel. Masalha is a bilingual writer who writes in Arabic and Hebrew, and publishes in both languages. His poetry has also appeared in other languages. Salman is a frequent contributor to left-leaning Israeli newspaper, Haaretz.
144 Israel Pinkas
Pinkas , Israel

 |  Israel Pincas (Hebrew) (born January 28, 1935) is an Israeli poet.
145 Rahel Chalfi
Chalfi , Rahel

 |  Raquel Chalfi (Hebrew : ) is an Israeli poet .
146 Moisey Fishbeyn
Fishbeyn , Moisey

 |  Moysey (Moses) Fishbeyn (Ukrainian : ) is an influential Ukrainian poet and translator of Jewish origin. He was born in 1946 in Chernivtsi, in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union (in present-day Ukraine ).
147 Emmanuil Kazakevich
Kazakevich , Emmanuil

 |  Emmanuil Genrikhovich Kazakevich (Russian : ´ ´ ´, Yiddish : ; February 24, 1913 – September 22, 1962) was a Soviet author, poet and playwright of Jewish extraction, writing in Russian and Yiddish .
148 Giora Leshem
Leshem , Giora

 |  Giora Leshem (born Moshe Giora Rotstein; 3 February 1940–14 March 2011 ) was an award-winning Israeli poet and translator and one of the founders of the Keshev poetry publishing house. At the time of his death, Keshev was the largest independent book publisher in Israel.
149 Yitzhak Lamdan
Lamdan , Yitzhak

 |  Yitzhak Lamdan (Hebrew : ) (born 7 November 1899; died 17 November 1954) was a Russian-born Israeli poet, translator, editor and Hebrew columnist.
150 Joseph ben Jacob ibn Zaddik
Zaddik , Joseph ben Jacob ibn

 |  Rabbi Joseph ben Jacob ibn Tzaddik (-1149) was a Spanish rabbi, poet, and philosopher. A Talmudist of high repute, he was appointed in 1138 dayyan at Cordova, which office he held conjointly with Maimon, father of Maimonides, until his death. Joseph was also a highly gifted poet, as is attested by Alharizi. Several of Joseph's religious poems are found in the Sephardic and African machzorim ; and a poem addressed to Judah ha-Levi, on his visit to Cordova en route to Palestine, is included in the latter's diwan.
151 Isaac Gorni
Gorni , Isaac

 |  Isaac Gorni (or Isaac ben Abraham haGorni ) was a late thirteenth-century Hebrew lyric poet from Aire-sur-l'Adour in Gascony, then ruled by the English Prince Edward. His surname derives from the Hebrew goren, "threshing floor", the Occitan for which is aire, as in his birthplace. He was widely travelled. In Provence he journeyed through Arles, Aix, Manosque, Carpentras, Apt, and Draguignan. He also went into Languedoc and Catalonia sojourning in Narbonne, Perpignan, and Luz. His habit was to enjoy the hospitality of the local Jewish community in return for entertaining it. He also accompanied himself on the kinnor, which was tied to his shoulder. He was not always successful, and his poems often record the ingratitude he encountered.
152 Gabriel Preil
Preil , Gabriel

 |  Gabriel Preil (Hebrew: ; August 21, 1911 – June 5, 1993) was a modern Hebrew poet active in the United States, who wrote in Hebrew and Yiddish. He was the last of the Haskala poets. [ citation needed ] The critic Yael Feldman has done significant work on Preil, focusing on the Yiddish influences in his Hebrew poetry. Preil translated Robert Frost and Walt Whitman into Hebrew.
153 Immanuel Frances
Frances , Immanuel

 |  Immanuel Frances (July 22, 1618 - after 1703) was an Italian Jewish poet and rabbinical scholar.
154 Daniel ben Judah
Judah , Daniel ben

 |  Daniel ben Judah was a Jewish liturgical poet, who lived at Rome in the middle of the fourteenth century CE. He was the grandfather of Daniel ben Samuel ha-Rofe, rabbi at Tivoli .
155 Margalit Matitiahu
Matitiahu , Margalit

 |  Margalit Matitiahu (Hebrew: , born 1935 in Tel Aviv ) is a poet in Ladino and Hebrew from Israel .
156 Jabal ibn Jawwal
Jawwal , Jabal ibn

 |  Jabal ibn Jawwal (Arabic : ) was a Jewish poet who wrote in the Arabic language during the 7th century. He was a contemporary of Muhammad .
157 Abraham Goldfaden
Goldfaden , Abraham

 |  Abraham Goldfaden Yiddish : ; (born Avrum Goldnfoden ; the Romanian spelling Avram Goldfaden is common; 24 July 1840 in Starokostiantyniv – 9 January 1908 in New York) was a Russian -born Jewish poet, playwright, stage director and actor in the languages Yiddish and Hebrew, author of some 40 plays. Goldfaden is considered the father of the Jewish modern theatre.
158 Amnon Shamossh
Shamossh , Amnon

 |  Amnon Shamosh (born 1929) is an Israeli author and poet.
159 Mordechai Geldman
Geldman , Mordechai

 |  Mordechai Geldman (Hebrew : ; b. 1946) is an Israeli artist, author, poet and psychologist .
160 Vic Elias
Elias , Vic

 |  Vic Elias (1948-2006) was a poet who was born in Chicago, Illinois, and emigrated to Canada in 1979. Settling in London, Ontario, he was a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario. He was also an Affiliate Member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. In 1997 he received the Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching, UWO's highest teaching award. In addition to his work in mathematics and physics, Vic Elias was an accomplished poet whose work appeared in a number of literary publications including Parchment, Tabula Rasa, and Afterthoughts. He is the author of three full-length collections and one chapbook of poetry. His poems have dealt with his Jewish identity and spiritual themes, humorous anecdotes, and in his final works, his struggle with cancer, which took his life in May 2006.
161 Ezra Fleischer
Fleischer , Ezra

 |  Ezra Fleischer (Hebrew : ) (born 14 July 1928; died 25 July 2006) was a Romanian - Israeli Hebrew-language poet and philologist .
162 Haim Lensky
Lensky , Haim

 |  Haim Lensky (1905 – 1942 or 1943), also Hayyim Lensky, was a Russian poet who wrote in Hebrew. He wrote the bulk of his verse while imprisoned in several Soviet labor camps from 1934 onward.
163  Imrani
Imrani ,

 |  Emrani (or Imrani ; 1454–1536) was a Judæo-Persian poet, being "one of the most prominent Jewish poets of Iran". Emrani was inspired by the earlier poet Shahin to choose "as his field the post-Mosaic era from Joshua to the period of David and Solomon". His major work, Fat-Nameh ("The Book of the Conquest," begun in 1474, unfinished), describes in poetry "the events of the biblical books of Joshua, Ruth, and Samuel". Emrani's last great work, Ganj-Nameh ("The Book of the Treasures"), is "a free poetic paraphrase of and commentary on the mishnaic treatise Avot ".
164 Anatol Stern
Stern , Anatol

 |  Anatol Stern (24 October 1899 in Warsaw – 19 October 1968 in Warsaw) was a Polish poet, writer and art critic. Born October 24, 1899 to an assimilated family of Jewish ancestry, Stern studied at the Polish Studies Faculty of the University of Wilno but did not graduate. Prominent among Polish futurist poets, between 1921 and 1923 he co-authored (together with Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz ) the "Nowa Sztuka" (New Art ) monthly. He also collaborated with other notable art magazines of the time, including the Skamander, Tadeusz Peiper 's Zwrotnica and Wiadomosci literackie .
165 Yakir Ben Moshe
Moshe , Yakir Ben

 |  Yakir Ben Moshe (Born 1973) is an Israeli poet and, since 2000, editor of Beit Bialik, Tel Aviv. His first book, Every Morning at Least One Blond Guy Becomes Bald, was published in 2003 and won the Culture Minister's prize the same year.
166 Sydor Rey
Rey , Sydor

 |  Sydor Rey born Izydor Reiss (6 September 1908 – 15 November 1979) was a Polish poet and novelist. During the Interbellum he worked in the Jewish orphanage of Janusz Korczak in Warsaw. He dedicated his short story Aniol-Stróz ("Guardian Angel"; 1957), part of his book Ksiega rozbitków, to the memory of Janusz Korczak. A bisexual author, Sydor Rey did not frequently tackle gay subjects in his writings.
167 Shmuel Plavnik
Plavnik , Shmuel

 |  Shmuel Yefimovich Plavnik (Samuil Jafimowicz Plaunik, Belarusian : ; April 23, 1886 – November 3, 1941), better known by the pen name Zmitrok Biadula, (Belarusian: ), was a famous Jewish Belarusian poet, prose writer, cultural worker, and political activist in the Belarusian independence movement.
168 Yedaiah Bedaresi
Bedaresi , Yedaiah

 |  Yedaiah Bedaresi (1270-1340), Jewish poet, physician and philosopher of Provence.
169 Zvi Yair
Yair , Zvi

 |  Zvi Yair (Hebrew) is the pen-name of the Hebrew poet and Chassidic scholar, Rabbi Zvi Meir Steinmetz (Hebrew : ; 1915–2005). Zvi Yair was a Jewish poet who wrote in Hebrew .
170 Amir Or
Or , Amir

 |  Amir Or (born 1956 ), is an Israeli editor, translator and award-winning poet whose works have been published in more than 40 languages.
171 Ronny Someck
Someck , Ronny

 |  Ronny Someck (born 1951) is an Israeli poet and author, whose works have been translated into many languages.
172 Jiri Mordecai Langer
Langer , Jiri Mordecai

 |  Jiri Mordecai Langer: Jewish poet. Jiri Mordecai Langer poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Jiri Mordecai Langer biography.
173 Amasai Levin
Levin , Amasai

 |  Amasai Levin (pronounced  ['amasai levin], Hebrew) (26 April 1936 – 16 April 2002) was an Israeli poet and translator. Levin is perhaps best known for his lyrics for Badad (Hebrew : ; "Alone"), a popular Hebrew song, famous for its performance by Zohar Argov and the subject of many subsequent renditions.
174 Tuvya Ruebner
Ruebner , Tuvya

 |  Tuvya Ruebner, also Rübner (Hebrew : ; born 30 January 1924) is an Israeli poet, editor, translator and photographer.
175 Menahem ibn Saruq
Saruq , Menahem ibn

 |  Menahem ben Saruq (also known as Menahem ben Jacob ibn Saruq, Hebrew : ) was a Spanish - Jewish philologist of the tenth century CE. He was a skilled poet and polyglot. He was born in Tortosa around 920 and died around 970. Menahem produced an early dictionary of the Hebrew language. For a time he was the assistant of the great Jewish statesman Hasdai ibn Shaprut, and was involved in both literary and diplomatic matters; his dispute with Dunash ben Labrat, however, led to his downfall.
176 Abraham Baer Gottlober
Gottlober , Abraham Baer

 |  Avrom Ber Gotlober (January 14, 1811, Starokonstantinov, Volhynia – April 12, 1899, Bialystok ) was a Jewish writer, poet, playwright, historian, journalist and educator. He mostly wrote in Hebrew, but also wrote poetry and dramas in Yiddish. His first collection was published in 1835.
177 Isaac ibn Ghiyyat
Ghiyyat , Isaac ibn

 |  Isaac ben Judah ibn Ghiyyat (or Ghayyat ) (Hebrew : , Arabic : ibn Ghayyath ) (1038–1089) was a Spanish rabbi, Biblical commentator, philosopher, and liturgical poet. He was born (H. Graetz cites 1030) and lived in the town of Lucena, where he also headed a rabbinic academy. He died in Cordoba .
178 Bernard Dubourg
Dubourg , Bernard

 |  Bernard Dubourg (20 August 1945 - 20 December 1992) was a French poet, professor of philosophy, translator and Hebrew scholar.
179 Samuel he-Hasid
he-Hasid , Samuel

 |  Samuel ben Kalonymus he-Hasid of Speyer (Hebrew), was a Tosafist, liturgical poet, and philosopher of the 12th century, surnamed also "the Prophet" (Solomon Luria, Responsa, No. 29 ). He seems to have lived in Spain and in France. He is quoted in the tosafot to Yebamot (61b ) and Soah (12a ), as well as by Samuel b. Meïr (RaSHBaM) in his commentary on Arbe Pesaim (Pes. 109a ).
180 Mieczyslaw Jastrun
Jastrun , Mieczyslaw

 |  Mieczyslaw Jastrun born as Mojsze Agatstein (29 October 1903 – 22 February 1983) was a Polish poet and essayist of Jewish origin. The main themes of his poetry are: philosophy and morality. He translated French, Russian and German poetry to Polish.
181 Simon Halkin
Halkin , Simon

 |  Simon Halkin (Hebrew : ) (born October 30, 1899; died 1987) was an Israeli poet, novelist, teacher, and translator .
182 Eliakum Zunser
Zunser , Eliakum

 |  Eliakum Zunser (Eliakim Badchen, Elikum Tsunzer ) (October 28, 1836 – September 22, 1913), was a Lithuanian Jewish Yiddish -language poet, songwriter, and badchen who lived out the last part of his life in U.S.. A 1905 article in the New York Times lauded him as "the father of Yiddish poetry". About a quarter of his roughly 600 songs survive. He influenced and was influenced by Brody singer Velvel Zbarzher, although it is not believed that they ever met.
183 Hedva Harekhavi
Harekhavi , Hedva

 |  Hedva Harekhavi, Israeli poet and artist, was born in 1941 in Degania Bet, one of the oldest kibbutzim in Israel. A graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art, she has lived in Jerusalem most of her life and has so far published four volumes of poetry. Her most famous poem is Ani rotsa rak lehagid lakh - "I just want to tell you," where both the "want" and the "you" are in the feminine case.
184 Daliyah Herts
Herts , Daliyah

 |  Daliyah Herts (born 1942, Tel Aviv ) is an Israeli poet.
185 Joseph ben Isaac Bekor Shor
Shor , Joseph ben Isaac Bekor

 |  Joseph ben Isaac Bekhor Shor of Orleans (12th century) (Hebrew : ) was a French tosafist, exegete, and poet who flourished in the 2nd half of the 12th century.
186 Joseph Sherman
Sherman , Joseph

 |  Joseph Howard Sherman (born Bridgewater, Nova Scotia ,1945–died Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, January 9, 2006) was a Jewish Canadian poet and visual arts editor. He was named to the Order of Canada in 2003.
187 Ronen Altman Kaydar
Kaydar , Ronen Altman

 |  Ronen Elimelech Altman Kaydar (born October 1, 1972) is an Israeli writer and poet.
188 Yair Hurvitz
Hurvitz , Yair

 |  Yair Hurvitz (1941–1988) was an Israeli poet who began publishing poetry in the 1960s. His poems mark a return to the tradition of Haim Nachman Bialik. According to literary critic, Ariel Hirschfeld, a poem by Hurvitz comes close "to an invocation, to the creation of a visionary world by means of the word."
189 Avoth Yeshurun
Yeshurun , Avoth

 |  Avoth Yeshurun (Hebrew : , born 1904; died 1992), also Avot Yeshurun, was the pen name of Yehiel Perlmutter, an acclaimed modern Hebrew poet.
190 Ya'akov Cahan
Cahan , Ya'akov

 |  Ya'akov Cohen (Hebrew : ) (born 26 June 1881; died 20 November 1960) was an Israeli poet, playwright, translator, writer and Hebrew linguist.
191 Antonio Enriquez Gomez
Enriquez Gomez , Antonio

 |  Spanish dramatist, poet and novelist of Portuguese-Jewish origin.
192 Leon Gordon
Gordon , Leon

 |  Leon Gordon, originally Judah Loeb Ben Asher, Russian-Jewish poet and novelist (Hebrew), was born at Wilna in 1831 and died at St Petersburg in 1892.
193 Dunash Ben Labrat
Labrat , Dunash Ben

 |  Jewish scholar, grammarian and poet of the 10th century.