Broides, Abraham

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BROIDES, ABRAHAM (1907–1979), Hebrew poet. Broides, who was born in Vilna, settled in Palestine in 1923. He worked for several years as a laborer, an experience which his poetry is rooted in, and was one of the founders of Ha-No'ar ha-Oved ("Working Youth Organization"). From 1928 until 1964 he was secretary of the Hebrew Writers Association and also edited their publication, Daf. Broides first began to publish poetry in the early 1920s in Ha-Kokhav and other journals. He began as a proletarian poet describing the anguish and the toil of the poor. Later he wrote landscape poetry with simple and lyrical lines. He is also the author of several volumes of children's verse.


Ha-Tenu'ah ve-ha-Meshorer (1951); Ma'gelei Adam va-Shir (1962, appreciations and autobiography), Kressel, Leksikon, 1 (1965), 136 (detailed bibliography). add. bibliography: Y. Seh-Lavan, Avraham Broides (1980); A. Lipsker, La-Amal Yulad: Shirat Avraham Broides (2000).

[Getzel Kressel]