Skip to main content

Smoli (Formerly Smoler), Eliezer

SMOLI (formerly Smoler), ELIEZER

SMOLI (formerly Smoler ), ELIEZER (1901–1985), Hebrew writer. Born in Volhynia, Smoli immigrated to Palestine in 1920 with a group of pioneers, and graduated from a teachers' seminary in Jerusalem (1923). From 1948 he was supervisor of schools for the Sharon region. Smoli was encouraged by Asher *Barash to write fiction instead of poetry, and his stories were published in the daily Davar and in Davar li-Yladim.

His books, which manifest his love for the land and for the early pioneers, were the first of their kind. Notable among them is Anshei Bereshit (1933; 19637); an English translation entitled Frontiersmen of Israel appeared in 1964. Smoli also wrote Or ba-Galil (1939; 19567); Bein Sheki'ah li-Zeriḥah (1946); Bein Ḥermon ve-Gilbo'a (1946; Between the Hermon and Gilboa, 1946); Yafah at Arẓenu (1948; 19635); Laylah ba-Mishlat (1951); Olam ha-Ḥayyot (1952); and several works on plant and animal life in Israel.


Kressel, Leksikon, 2 (1967), 945.

[Getzel Kressel]

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Smoli (Formerly Smoler), Eliezer." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . 19 Mar. 2019 <>.

"Smoli (Formerly Smoler), Eliezer." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . (March 19, 2019).

"Smoli (Formerly Smoler), Eliezer." Encyclopaedia Judaica. . Retrieved March 19, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.