Ruth Bachi Kolodny

Ruth Bachi (Kolodny) is a writer and journalist who received her M.A. in Hebrew and English Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1967. Her biographies of women who played a decisive part in the history of Zionism include Russian Roulette (the life of Mania Wilbushevitch Shochat in Russia), Olga (The life of Olga Belkind Hankin), The Josephine File (The story of the A.T.S.) and Let Me in Under Your Wing (The Life of Ira Yan). As a broadcaster at Kol Israel (The Voice of Israel), she has made numerous documentaries. In 1999 Bachi Kolodny was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for writers.

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Ira Jan

Ira Jan (the professional name of Esphir Yoselevitch), a painter and writer, was the first Hebrew artist in pre-State Palestine. She was born on February 2, 1868 in Kishinev, the capital of Moldavia.

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