Born in Buffalo, N.Y., noted author and educator Chayym Zeldis went to Israel in 1948, where he worked on various agricultural settlements. He served in the Israel Defense Forces and in the Sinai campaign of 1956. He returned to the U.S. on a Creative Writing scholarship to the New School for Social Research.
  Zeldis and his wife, Nina,  settled in Israel, where both taught for many years at Tel Aviv University.

Books in order of publication:

May My Words Feed Others: An Anthology of Verse and Fiction from the Reconstructionist Magazine1973
Golgotha1975
Brothers1976
The Brothel1978
The Marriage Bed1978
Forbidden Love1983
The Geisha’s Granddaughter2003
The 200th Messiah2008
The Last Poet in the World2011