David Shimoni

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David Shimoni

David Shimoni (Hebrew: דוד שמעוני) (25 August 1891 – 10 December 1956) was an Israeli poet, writer and translator.

Shimonovitch (later David Shimoni) was born in Babruysk in Belarus (then part of the Russian Empire) to Nissim Shimonovitch and Malka Fridland[1] Although he lived in Ottoman Palestine for a year in 1909, he did not immigrate to British-administered Palestine until 1920. He was an early member of Al-Domi.

Awards and commemoration[edit]

Shimoni Street, Jerusalem

Shimoni Street in Jerusalem is named after him, as is Shimoni Street in Beersheva, Israel.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ David Shimoni bio
  2. ^ "List of Bialik Prize recipients 1933–2004 (in Hebrew), Tel Aviv Municipality website" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2007.
  3. ^ "Israel Prize recipients in 1954 (in Hebrew)". Israel Prize Official Site. Archived from the original on 31 July 2007.