THÉMANLYS, PASCAL (1907– ), French author. Descended from an old Bordeaux family, Thémanlys was born in Paris. A Zionist and a mystic, he believed in the reestablishment of Ereẓ Israel as Jewry's spiritual center. Settling in Israel in 1949, Thémanlys was cofounder with Joseph Milbauer of the Association des Amitiés Israël-France. His works include Figures passionees (1930), Les merveilles du Becht (1934), Grands d'Israël, des Pharisiens à nos jours (1938), Influences (1949), and Un itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem (1963).