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Abraham Zvi Halevy, Hebrew Poet, Dies in New York; Was 58

Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Abraham Zvi Halevy, Hebrew poet, author and teacher, who died here at the age of 58.

Born in Poland, Mr. Halevy received his early education in Palestine, where he had been taken by his parents, and came to the United States in 1925, continuing his education at Dropsie College, Philadelphia. He was known for his translations of Hebrew poetry into Yiddish, and for his essays on Hebrew culture and literature.

For the last 10 years, he has taught Hebrew literature, poetry and the Bible at the Herrliah Teachers Institute. He contributed to many Hebrew publications under the pen name of A. Zahal.