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Tova Sanhadray

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Tova Sanhadray was the first woman to represent the National Religious Party in the Knesset and was instrumental in the formation of the religious Zionist women's movement Emunah.
Tova Sanhadray was the first woman to represent the National Religious Party in the Knesset and was instrumental in the formation of the religious Zionist women's movement Emunah.

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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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Hasya Sukenik-Feinsod

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Hasya Sukenik-Feinsod, from the book Pirkei Gan (Kindergarten Chapters), by Hasya Sukenik-Feinsod, 1966.
Courtesy of Ozar ha-Moreh (Publishing House of the Teachers' Union of Israel).
Hasya Sukenik-Feinsod, from the book Pirkei Gan (Kindergarten Chapters), by Hasya Sukenik-Feinsod, 1966.
Courtesy of Ozar ha-Moreh (Publishing House of the Teachers' Union of Israel).

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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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Fania Metman-Cohen

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Fania Metman-Cohen.
Courtesy of Tamar Eshel.
Fania Metman-Cohen.
Courtesy of Tamar Eshel.

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Adah Isaacs Menken

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Adah Isaacs Menken.
Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society.
Adah Isaacs Menken.
Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society.

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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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