Yaakov Fichman, Israel’s Outstanding Poet, Dies; Was 78 Years Old
Menu JTA Search

Yaakov Fichman, Israel’s Outstanding Poet, Dies; Was 78 Years Old

Download PDF for this date

Yaakov Fichman, Israel’s outstanding poet, died here today at the age of 78. He was eulogized at today’s meeting of the Israel Cabinet by Premier David Ben Gurion. During the last few months he was confined to bed. He was placed in a hospital last week after suffering a leg fracture, complications of which caused his death.

Born in Russia, he settled in Palestine in 1912. He edited various literary publications and was the author of several novels. His poems won him the Ussishkin Prize, the Bialik Prize and other literary prizes.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund