Yitzhak Orpaz

Yitshak Orpaz (Hebrew:יצחק אוורבוך אורפז) (born 1921 – 14 August 2015) was an Israeli writer.[1]

Yitzhak Orpaz
Born1921 (1921)
Died (aged 94)


Yitzhak 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 1947–1949 Palestine war. 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.[2]

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  1. ^ מת הסופר יצחק אוורבוך־אורפז. Haaretz (in Hebrew). 15 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Israel Prize Judges' Rationale for the Award" (in Hebrew). Israel Prize Official Site. Archived from the original on 21 October 2010.

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