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Mordechai Geldman : biography

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Mordechai Geldman ( b. 1946) is an Israeli artist, author, poet and psychologist.


  • Chomsky Prize for Poetry (1983)
  • Prime Minister's Prize for Hebrew Writers (1996)
  • Brenner Prize for literature (1997)
  • Amichai Prize (2004)
  • Bialik Prize for Literature (2010)


Geldman was born at a displaced persons camp in Munich to Polish parents who had survived the Holocaust. His family immigrated to Israel in 1949 and settled in Tel Aviv, where he has lived ever since. He completed a bachelor's in literature and an master's in clinical psychology at Bar Ilan University.

Geldman spent six years in residency as a psychotherapist. He later established a unit for the selection of managers at and served as a clinical psychologist at the IDF center for the evaluation of senior officers. He is currently an independent psychotherapist using psychoanalytical methods.

Geldman's poetry is philosophical, psychological, and existentialistic. It combines literary Hebrew and everyday language, even some slang. He published 11 poetry books and 6 non-fiction books.

As a visual artist Geldman is engaged in plastic arts, ceramics and photography. His photographs were exhibited at such places as the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Geldman was an art critic of the Israeli daily Haaretz, and treasured exhibitions for many Israeli artists.



  • Sea Time, Land Time (1970)
  • Bird (1975)
  • Window (1980)
  • Songs 1966-1983 (1983)
  • Milano (1988)
  • Eye (1993)
  • Book of Ask (1997)
  • Time (1997) with art by Moshe Gershuny
  • Mourning Songs (2000) with art by Pesach Slavosky
  • Oh My Dear Wall (2000)
  • The Heart's Poem (2004)


  • Dark Mirror (1995)
  • Psychoanalytic Criticism (1998)
  • Eating Fire, Drinking Fire (2002)
  • The True Self and the Self of Truth (2006)
  • In the Silver Mirror: Bianca Eshel Gershuny (2007)
  • Sharon Landscapes: Helen Berman (2009)
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