Gershon Shaked

Israeli, 1929-2006

Gershon Shaked was born Gershon Mandel in Vienna, Austria. He immigrated to Palestine alone at the age of ten to attend the prestigious Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium. In 1964, Shaked earned a doctorate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he later served as chair of the Department of Hebrew Literature. He wrote and edited dozens of works of criticism in Hebrew and other languages, several of which earned awards including a Bialik Prize, an Israel Prize, and a Bahat Award.