Yitzhak Orpaz

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Yitshak Orpaz
Born 1923 (age 93–94)

Yitshak Orpaz (Hebrew: יצחק אוורבוך אורפז) (born 1923) was an Israeli writer.


Yitshak Orpaz was born in the Soviet Union. He immigrated to Mandate Palestine at the age of 17. He enlisted in the British Army during the Second World War and served in the Jewish Brigade. He served in the Israel Defense Forces during the Israeli War of Independence. After the war he served in the regular army. He studied philosophy and Hebrew literature at Tel Aviv University.

His first book Wild Grass was published in 1959.


In 2005, Orpaz was awarded the Israel Prize for literature.[1]

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  1. ^ "Israel Prize Judges' Rationale for the Award" (in Hebrew). Israel Prize Official Site. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. 

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