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Rimon, Jacob

RIMON, JACOB

RIMON, JACOB (1902–1973), Hebrew writer. Born in Poland, he was taken to Palestine in 1908 by his family. From 1921 he worked for the communal council of Jaffa-Tel Aviv and later became secretary of the social welfare department. He was among the founding members of *Ha-Po'el ha-Mizrachi and the *Torah va-Avodah movement. He published poetry, prose, and children's stories.

His books of poetry are Hishtappekhut (1926), Arẓi (1928), Seneh (1946), Ke-Leket Shibbolim (1966), and Bi-Shevilei he-Amal (1968). Rimon is one of the few Orthodox Hebrew poets, and his poetry is imbued with a deep religious faith. His novels include Arẓenu ha-Kedoshah (1935) and Ḥulyot be-Sharsheret (1957). Among his other works are Yehudei Teiman be-Tel Aviv ("Yemenite Jews in Tel Aviv," 1933) and Asher Sipparti le-Nekhdi (1969), stories for young people.

bibliography:

Kressel, Leksikon, 2 (1967), 870.

[Getzel Kressel]

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