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Ithamar Handelman Smith

Born: May 30, 1976

Profession: Writer

Nationality: Israel

Ithamar Handelman Smith

Date of Birth : May 30, 1976

Itamar Handelman Smith, also known by his pen name Ithamar Ben-Canaan, is a Jewish writer, columnist, filmmaker, playwright and sometimes DJ based in Paris. He is renowned for several controversial works, both in fiction and non-fiction. His latest BBC documentary is titled Shalom Belfast. He writes weekly for Globes about politics and fashion. He is named after Hebrew language reviver Itamar Ben-Avi. Via his paternal side Handelman Smith is great descendent of 18th century hasidic leader grand rabbi Dov Ber of Mezeritch.


  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Novelist
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