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Bracha Peli, 1983

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A major figure in the literary establishment of pre-State Palestine, Bracha Peli founded the Hebrew publishing company, Massadah, which published the 38-volume Encyclopedia Hebraica. She also pioneered numerous "firsts" in the publishing world, including the institution of what became Israel's annual Hebrew Book Week. She is shown here in 1983.

Institution: Yoav Barash

A major figure in the literary establishment of pre-State Palestine, Bracha Peli founded the Hebrew publishing company, Massadah, which published the 38-volume Encyclopedia Hebraica. She also pioneered numerous "firsts" in the publishing world, including the institution of what became Israel's annual Hebrew Book Week. She is shown here in 1983.

Institution: Yoav Barash

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Esther Raab

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Esther Raab (1894–1981), Israel's first "native" woman poet, was born into one of the founding families of one of the first agricultural settlements in Eretz Israel. Born in Petah Tikvah, she later lived in Cairo, then Paris, finally settling in Tel Aviv, where her home became a center for writers and painters.

Institution: Kean University, New Jersey

Esther Raab (1894–1981), Israel's first "native" woman poet, was born into one of the founding families of one of the first agricultural settlements in Eretz Israel. Born in Petah Tikvah, she later lived in Cairo, then Paris, finally settling in Tel Aviv, where her home became a center for writers and painters.

Institution: Kean University, New Jersey

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Nehama Leibowitz

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Nehama Leibowitz.
Courtesy of Jewish Agency for Israel.
Nehama Leibowitz.
Courtesy of Jewish Agency for Israel.

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Malka Kolodny, 1955

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Malka Kolodny in 1955.
Courtesy of Rachel Sebba.
Malka Kolodny in 1955.
Courtesy of Rachel Sebba.

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Feiga Izrailevna Kogan

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Feiga Kogan.
Courtesy of the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art.
Feiga Kogan.
Courtesy of the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art.

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Shirley Kaufman

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Shirley Kaufman.
Photograph by Aliza Auerbach, courtesy of Shirley Kaufman.
Shirley Kaufman.
Photograph by Aliza Auerbach, courtesy of Shirley Kaufman.

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Shulamith Katznelson

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Shulamith Katznelson.
Courtesy of Ulpan Akiva, Netanya, Israel.
Shulamith Katznelson.
Courtesy of Ulpan Akiva, Netanya, Israel.

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Shulamith Katznelson and I.Z.L Detainees circa 1948

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Shulamith Katznelson (L) at a reception welcoming some of the I.Z.L. detainees after their release from the British internment camp in Kenya. The last of the 300 detainees returned to Israel on July 12, 1948.
Courtesy of Yehuda Lapidot.

Shulamith Katznelson (L) at a reception welcoming some of the I.Z.L. detainees after their release from the British internment camp in Kenya. The last of the 300 detainees returned to Israel on July 12, 1948.
Courtesy of Yehuda Lapidot.

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Regina Jonas

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Regina Jonas in a photograph presumed to have been taken after 1939. Her stamp on the back of the photograph bears the compulsory name of "Sara," which all Jewish women had to bear after 1939 and reads "Rabbi Regina Sara Jonas."
Courtesy of Stiftung "Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum," Berlin
Regina Jonas in a photograph presumed to have been taken after 1939. Her stamp on the back of the photograph bears the compulsory name of "Sara," which all Jewish women had to bear after 1939 and reads "Rabbi Regina Sara Jonas."
Courtesy of Stiftung "Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum," Berlin

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Hebrew Kindergarten Class, Boston, circa 1920

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Hebrew kindergarten class in Boston around 1920.
Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society.
Hebrew kindergarten class in Boston around 1920.
Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society.

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