Am Oved

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Am Oved ("A Working People") is an Israeli publishing house. It is considered as one of the most respected Israeli publishing houses. It publishes 100 new titles annually, in addition to 250 reprints of classics of Hebrew literature and world literature in translation.[1] Its best known series is "Sifriyah La'am" (People's Library), a series of paperback fiction, similar in many respects to Penguin.


Am Oved was founded in 1942 by Berl Katznelson, who was its first Editor in Chief. It was created as an organ of the Histadrut, Israel's federation of Labor, with a goal of publishing books that would "meet the spiritual needs of the working public."

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