Haim Be'er

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Haim Be'er (Hebrew: חיים באר), born in 1945, is an Israeli novelist.

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Haim Rachlevsky (Be'er) was born in Jerusalem to an Orthodox Jewish family. He grew up in the Geula neighborhood, and attended Ma'aleh, a state religious high school. In 1963–1965 he served in the Israel Defense Forces in the army rabbinate, writing for the army newspaper Mahanayim. Concurrently he worked nights as a copy editor at the daily newspaper Davar.

In 1966, he began working at the Am Oved publishing house, first as a copyeditor and later as an editor and member of the editorial board. All his books have been published by Am Oved. For ten years, he wrote a weekly column called "Memoirs of a Bookworm" (Mi-zikhronoteha shel tolaat sefarim).

Be'er teaches Hebrew literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Be'er's latest novel, El Makom Sheharuakh Holekh, (Back from Heavenly Lack), was inspired by a trek to Nepal and Tibet. Dedicated to the classic Yiddish writer the Mendele Mocher Sforim, it is a mystical tale about a Hasidic rebbe from Bnei Brak who travels to Tibet.[1]

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Published works[edit]

  • Sha`ashu`ei Yom Yom (Day to Day Delights, poems, 1970)
  • Feathers (in English translation, 2004), originally Notzot (1979)
  • Et ha-Zamir (The Time of Trimming, 1987)
  • Gam Ahavatam Gam Sinatam - Bialik, Brenner, Agnon Ma`arakhot Yahasim (Their Love and Their Hate: Bialik, Brenner, Agnon, Relationships, biography, 1993)
  • The Pure Element of Time (in English translation, 2003), originally Havalim (1998)
  • Lifnei Hamakom ("Upon a Certain Place") (2007)

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