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Elisheva Bichovsky

As one of Palestine’s first Hebrew poets, Elisheva Bichovsky helped shape the emerging country’s new literary scene.

Elisheva Bichovsky in Israel, 1936

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Poet, writer, and translator Elisheva Bichovsky (1888-1949) in Israel in 1936.

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Poet, writer, and translator Elisheva Bichovsky (1888-1949) in Israel in 1936.

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Hemdah Ben-Yehuda

Hemdah Ben-Yehuda collaborated with her husband, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, to revive ancient Hebrew and make it a truly functional living language.

Hemdah and Eliezer Ben Yehuda, 1912

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Hemdah and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda in 1912.
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Hemdah and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda in 1912.

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Netiva Ben Yehuda

Although she began her writing career very late in life, Netiva Ben Yehuda transformed the Israeli literary scene with her explosive Palmah trilogy.

Anna G. Sherman

Although her own and her family’s health problems prevented Anna G. Sherman from living in Palestine, she became one of its great unsung heroes as a masterful teacher of Hebrew to would-be settlers.

Shannie Goldstein, Cropped

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Shannie Goldstein connected with the refusenik community through music. She is pictured here with items from Russia.

Shannie Goldstein connected with the refusenik community through music. She is pictured here with items from Russia.

Regina Jonas, circa 1939, Cropped

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Rabbi Regina Jonas in a photograph presumed to have been taken after 1939.
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Rabbi Regina Jonas in a photograph presumed to have been taken after 1939.

Regina Jonas Kiosk, Berlin, Germany, Cropped

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An image of Regina Jonas on a street kiosk in Berlin, Germany, part of a citywide exhibition titled “Diversity Destroyed: Berlin 1933-1938-1945.”

An image of Regina Jonas on a street kiosk in Berlin, Germany, part of a citywide exhibition titled “Diversity Destroyed: Berlin 1933-1938-1945.”

Regina Jonas Kiosk, Berlin, Germany, Cropped

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An image of Regina Jonas on a street kiosk in Berlin, Germany, part of a citywide exhibition titled “Diversity Destroyed: Berlin 1933-1938-1945.”
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An image of Regina Jonas on a street kiosk in Berlin, Germany, part of a citywide exhibition titled “Diversity Destroyed: Berlin 1933-1938-1945.”

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