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Yael Feldman

Yael S. Feldman is the Abraham I. Katsh Professor of Hebrew Culture and Education at New York University, where she teaches Hebrew and Comparative Literatures and Gender Theory. She holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, where she also trained in psychoanalytic theory. She has published and lectured internationally and was awarded various fellowships including Fulbright, NEH, and the Oxford Center for Jewish Studies. Her most recent study, No Room of Their Own: Gender and Nation in Israeli Women’s Fiction (1999), was a National Jewish Book Awards Finalist. A Hebrew version, Lelo heder mi-shelahen, received the Friedman Prize for Hebrew Literature for 2003. Her current study, The Knife in the Air: Hebrew Sacrificial Narratives, examines the nexus of Bible, gender and psycho-politics in theories of nationalism and peace and in modern Hebrew culture.

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Shulamit Lapid

Shulamit Lapid is an Israeli-Jewish novelist and playwright born in 1934. Her literary work focuses on feminism, social consciousness, and immigration to Israel.

Amalia Kahana-Carmon

Amalia Kahana-Carmon was an Israeli author, activist, literary critic, and feminist. She was the recipient of many prestigious literary prizes, the “darling” of Israeli academe, and the subject of several scholarly Hebrew monograph. Her Woolfian Modernist literary works have contributed to the development of Israeli postmodernist, multicultural feminism.

Shulamith Hareven

Born in Poland in 1930, Shulamith Hareven was an Israeli poet, author, essayist, and political activist. From capturing the lingering pain of Holocaust survivors to describing the harsh conditions of Palestinian refugee camps, Hareven used her writing to push Israelis to confront uncomfortable truths.

Netiva Ben Yehuda

Netiva Ben Yehuda was a Jewish-Israeli writer, poet, broadcaster, and Palmah officer. Ben Yehuda’s works surround her experiences before, during, and after her service in the Jewish underground Palmah and her dedication to enriching the lexicon of spoken Hebrew.

Ruth Almog

Ruth Almog is an Israeli novelist and children’s author. Her work is known for its orientation surrounding themes of social justice and the condition of “non-belonging.”

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