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Shamosh, Amnon
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Amnon Shamosh, celebrated Israeli author and poet, was born in Aleppo, Syria, in 1929. He was brought to prestate Israel at age eight and in 1947 was a founding member of Kibbutz Maʿayan Baruch, where he still lives. Shamosh graduated from Beit Berl Teachers College and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he studied linguistics and Hebrew and English literature. He taught at a regional high school and served as its principal from 1965 to 1967. He traveled to Europe and North Africa for the kibbutz movement to recruit ʿolim (immigrants) and worked with UNESCO as a special envoy…

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Ori Kritz, “Shamosh, Amnon”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 18 October 2021
First published online: 2010

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