Yeshurun, Avot

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Yeshurun, Avot Gender: M
Perlmuter, Yehiel
born on 6 September 1904 Jul.Cal. (19 Sep 1904 greg.) at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Niesucholeze, Ukraine, 51n23, 24e49
Timezone LST m28e45 (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 26°16' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 01°05 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 16°17'


An acclaimed modern Hebrew poet.

Many of Yeshurun's poems allude to the guilt he felt for having left Europe before the Holocaust, leaving his home and family behind. His poetry is known for its broken phrasing, and combines Yiddish, biblical and modern Hebrew, and slang used by various cultural groups in Israel, including phrases in Arabic, which he often uses ironically in criticism of the marginalization of Arabs and Arabic in Israeli culture.

He died on 22 February 1992.

The year he died, Avot Yeshurun received the Israel Prize for Poetry. He was informed of the prize in the hospital on 10 January, the day his wife Pessia died.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Starkman quotes his daughter Helit :"He was born on Yom Kippur, during the Ne'ila closing prayer," says Helit Yeshurun.

The closing prayer is started about 45 min before sunset.

Starkman rectified it to 18.05.16 LT.


  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Israel Prize)