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"The cultural world becomes poor with his departure": artists and statesmen are reaching out to Meir Shalov - voila! culture


Artists, writers and statesmen paid tribute to the late writer Meir Shalev, who passed away today. "How unfortunate that we no longer have the necessary anticipation for another new book of his, which will be published and change our lives"

"Literary Giant".

Meir Shalov (Photo: Niv Aharonson)

Writers, artists and statesmen paid tribute to Meir Shalov, who passed away today (Tuesday) at the age of 74.

"I think that Meir Shalov succeeded with enormous talent in a 'Russian novel' to decipher what took place in the working settlement", author Haim Baer paid tribute to him in a conversation with Walla!


"He knew Nahalel closely because his mother, Batya ben Barak, is Nahalel's daughter, and his father was a teacher there. He is of two opposites - on the one hand, his father is a Jerusalemite, who was a revisionist, a right-wing person, and his mother is a daughter of Nahalel from the Labor movement. His love of the Bible and Hebrew allowed him To decipher what happened to the Zionist existence, to the pioneering Jewish existence in the Land of Israel.

The dream and its brokenness, and he did it with great talent in his books.

Another book of his, 'The thing was like this', describes the existence of Nahalel through his grandmother."

"I think his children's books are masterpieces," Baer added.

"A lot of books were published and all of them had an unusual ability to express themselves. Wonderful Hebrew. And humor. And winks to the older reader as well. I think he was a very delightful, very interesting writer. I knew him as a person for many, many years. We worked together, we had a common editor, Avraham Yavin, Beam Oved. We would also meet at Avraham's place together. I corresponded with him in the last two or three years. In the last conversations he had a realistic observation of his situation, without self-deception. The cultural and literary world has become much poorer now with his departure. His social and political columns will also be missed."

"How unfortunate that we will no longer live up to the urgent expectation of another new book by Meir Shalu, which will be published and change our lives, make them richer, fuller," wrote President Yitzhak Herzog.

"How sad that we won't be able to celebrate with him, born in 2018, the upcoming Independence Day.

"With the passing of Meir Shalu, the State of Israel and the Land of Israel are left without one of their greatest lovers. He was a man whose spirit was in him, whose homeland and our history as a society, as a people and as a nation, pulsated in each of his words. His deep connection to Israel's heritage is from this, and their most sensitive tones of Zionism and the renewed Israeliness from it, were a magnificent foundation for a series of Iron Sheep assets that will remain in our hands forever, as an eternal monument to his work. He made us all love the human and physical landscapes of his childhood, about which he wrote with such great talent. To love the Hebrew language, the Bible, and of course - us, the people of Israel.

Of blessed memory".

"I was sorry to hear about the passing of the writer Meir Shalev," said Minister of Culture and Sports Miki Zohar.

"The late Meir, the master of words and writer with supreme grace.

His many works and books are an integral part of the Israeli bookcase and will forever be engraved in Israeli culture.

May his memory be blessed."

Education Minister Yoav Kish quoted in his words from "Roman Rossi": "'A precious treasure is entrusted to your hands.

The tender, soft, most beautiful seedlings that this village plants on its land.

You must irrigate and nourish, enrich and influence, but remember to be careful in the craft of shears' ('Russian novel').

Meir Shalu, one of the greatest writers in our country.

May his memory be blessed."

Opposition Chairman Yair Lapid wrote on Twitter: "Like every great writer, Meir Shalev created a world. He left us, the world he created remains on the shelf of our lives. May his memory be blessed."

Former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett also paid tribute: "I loved his books and the slightly lost Israeliness he represented. He loved the Bible,

He followed the paths of our country and was a literary giant.

Of blessed memory".

The writer Hadas Shai wrote on Facebook: "Meir Shalu, my favorite of all, your memory is blessed and lives in me and so many others. It can be gently said that thanks to you I write. The wonder of writing was revealed to me through the words you composed in Hebrew. The combinations that left me understood, touched, and not alone in the world Meir Shalu, you will now continue to light up the world thanks to the works you left here. I hope you are his. May your memory be blessed."

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Source: walla

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