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  5/13/2014, Iyar 13, 5774

Poet Avraham Ben Ze'ev Passes Away at 91


Poet Avraham Ben Ze'ev, author of "Zemer Zemer Lach", "Ani Veshiri", "Haneshika Harishona" and "Hora Ne'urim", passed away Monday evening in Haifa, at the age of 91.

The Vienna native came to Israel in 1938 as part of the Youth Aliyah movement. For the last two years he lived at the Ben-Yehuda senior center, where he was honored for his contribution to Hebrew song. Among the composers he worked with were Effie Netzer, Nissan Cohen-Ron, Yoseph Hadar and Shlomor Biderman.