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The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Zafrira Lidovsky Cohen

Zafrira Lidovsky Cohen, Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University, received her Ph.D. from New York University. She has published a variety of articles in Hebrew and English on Hebrew poetry of the 20th century. Her book, Loosen the Fetters of Thy Tongue, Woman: The Poetry and Poetics of Yona Wallach, was published in 2003. A Hebrew translation of the book was published in 2009.

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Yona Wallach

Regarded by many of her friends and colleagues as the most important among the young Israeli poets of the 1960s, Yona Wallach has had a profound effect on Israel’s cultural life ever since her works began to appear in periodicals in the early 1960s, despite her early death from cancer in 1985.

Dalia Ravikovitch

Israeli poet Dahlia Ravikovitch (1936-2005) is one of the most significant figures in modern Hebrew literature and poetry, best known for her ground-breaking feminist poetry and for her political involvement.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Zafrira Lidovsky Cohen." (Viewed on December 10, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/cohen-zafrira>.


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