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פלג, אדמונד

Fleg, Edmond (1874-1963), poet, playright and essayist, born in Geneva, Switzerland, into a prosperous and moderately religious family, but whose religious compromises and his secular studies combined to weaken his allegiance to Jewish tradition. He went to Paris, France, where he became a theatre critic and a playwright. The turmoil surrounding the the Dreyfus affair, however, marked him deeply and brought about his total reconciliation with the Jewish religion. He was impressed by Israel Zangwill, an early supporter of Zionism. After fighting in the French Foreign Legion during World War I, he spent his life deepening his knowledge of Judaism and used his writings to set out his knowledge and opinions. During the German occupation during World War 2, Fleg initially lived in Beauvallon in the Italian-occupied part of Provence and was later brought to safety by the Resistance. The lectures about the beauty of their enlightened religion which he gave to young Jews during the occupation, appeared in 1946 under the title "Le nouveau chant" ("The New Song") while his experiences during the occupation were described in 1949 in "Nous de l'Espérance" ("We of Hope"). Fleg visited Israel on several occasions, but he was of the opinion that Jews should be integrated into the countries where they were born as citizens with equal rights. Although Swiss by birth, in 1921 became a French citizen by virtue of his service in the Foreign Legion Legion, and he subsequently saw himself as a passionate Frenchman. "Why I am a Jew" (1927) is a subtle and moving analysis of a young agnostic's spiritual progress and eventual return to Judaism; it also demonstrates Fleg's conviction that the French genius owes much to the inspiration of Israel.

He is the author of a vast four volume poetic work: "Hear O Israel", "The Lord is our God", "The Lord is One", "And thou shalt love the Lord". He also translated into French the books of "Genesis" (1946) and "Exodus" (1963). In the 1920s, he was the honorary president of the Jewish Scouts de France (EIF). Edmond Fleg helped to found the Judeo-Christian Friendship League of France in 1948. He became a member of the Alliance Israelite Universelle.

Other works, all written in French although many were translated into English, include "A Jewish Anthology" (1923), "An Anthology of Jewish Thought" (2006), the "Child Prophet" (1926), "The Jewish Pope", a play (1925), "The House of God", a play (1920), "The Merchant of Paris", comedie (1929), "Moses" (1948), "Jesus told by the Wandering Jew", (Albin Michel, 2000). The Correspondence of Edmond Fleg during the Dreyfus Affair, edited by Andrew E. Elbaz, Paris, appeared in 1976. In "The Land where God Dwells" (1955) Fleg described the story of the Zonist pioneers and his hopes for Israel's spiritual revival in the Jewish state. Other books include translations of the works of Shalom Aleichem and the Passover Haggadah (1925) and selections from Maimonides' "Guide to the Perplexed".
תאריך לידה:
1874
תאריך פטירה:
1963
מקום לידה:
ז'נבה
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צרפת
סוג אישיות:
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מספר פריט:
240942
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פלג, אדמונד
Fleg, Edmond (1874-1963), poet, playright and essayist, born in Geneva, Switzerland, into a prosperous and moderately religious family, but whose religious compromises and his secular studies combined to weaken his allegiance to Jewish tradition. He went to Paris, France, where he became a theatre critic and a playwright. The turmoil surrounding the the Dreyfus affair, however, marked him deeply and brought about his total reconciliation with the Jewish religion. He was impressed by Israel Zangwill, an early supporter of Zionism. After fighting in the French Foreign Legion during World War I, he spent his life deepening his knowledge of Judaism and used his writings to set out his knowledge and opinions. During the German occupation during World War 2, Fleg initially lived in Beauvallon in the Italian-occupied part of Provence and was later brought to safety by the Resistance. The lectures about the beauty of their enlightened religion which he gave to young Jews during the occupation, appeared in 1946 under the title "Le nouveau chant" ("The New Song") while his experiences during the occupation were described in 1949 in "Nous de l'Espérance" ("We of Hope"). Fleg visited Israel on several occasions, but he was of the opinion that Jews should be integrated into the countries where they were born as citizens with equal rights. Although Swiss by birth, in 1921 became a French citizen by virtue of his service in the Foreign Legion Legion, and he subsequently saw himself as a passionate Frenchman. "Why I am a Jew" (1927) is a subtle and moving analysis of a young agnostic's spiritual progress and eventual return to Judaism; it also demonstrates Fleg's conviction that the French genius owes much to the inspiration of Israel.

He is the author of a vast four volume poetic work: "Hear O Israel", "The Lord is our God", "The Lord is One", "And thou shalt love the Lord". He also translated into French the books of "Genesis" (1946) and "Exodus" (1963). In the 1920s, he was the honorary president of the Jewish Scouts de France (EIF). Edmond Fleg helped to found the Judeo-Christian Friendship League of France in 1948. He became a member of the Alliance Israelite Universelle.

Other works, all written in French although many were translated into English, include "A Jewish Anthology" (1923), "An Anthology of Jewish Thought" (2006), the "Child Prophet" (1926), "The Jewish Pope", a play (1925), "The House of God", a play (1920), "The Merchant of Paris", comedie (1929), "Moses" (1948), "Jesus told by the Wandering Jew", (Albin Michel, 2000). The Correspondence of Edmond Fleg during the Dreyfus Affair, edited by Andrew E. Elbaz, Paris, appeared in 1976. In "The Land where God Dwells" (1955) Fleg described the story of the Zonist pioneers and his hopes for Israel's spiritual revival in the Jewish state. Other books include translations of the works of Shalom Aleichem and the Passover Haggadah (1925) and selections from Maimonides' "Guide to the Perplexed".
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