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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

One of Israel’s best-known contemporary writers of fiction, drama and poetry, Shulamit Lapid was born in Tel Aviv in 1934. Her father, David Giladi (b. 1909), was one of the founders of the daily Ma’ariv newspaper. She studied Middle Eastern studies and English literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem from 1956 to 1957, but did not complete a degree. She is married to journalist Joseph (Tommy) Lapid (b. 1931), who from 1999 to 2005 was a member of Lit. "assembly." The 120-member parliament of the State of Israel.Knesset (Israeli legislature).

Amalia Kahana-Carmon

The recipient of many prestigious literary prizes, the “darling” of Israeli academe and the subject of several scholarly Hebrew monographs, Kahana-Carmon’s central place in Israeli literature was formally recognized in 2000, when she was awarded the coveted Israel Prize.

Shulamith Hareven

Shulamith Hareven was born in Warsaw on February 14, 1930, the daughter of Abraham Ryftin (born Warsaw 1899, died Jerusalem 1995) and Natalia Wiener (born Warsaw 1903, died Jerusalem, 1996). Her father was a lawyer and her mother a teacher. Making her debut with a book of poems, Predatory Jerusalem (Hebrew, 1962), Hareven never tired of exploring new artistic avenues, publishing nineteen Hebrew books in a variety of genres, including suspense fiction (under an androgynous pseudonym), and children’s literature (recently inspired by her (five) grandchildren).

Netiva Ben Yehuda

Netiva Ben Yehuda is unique among the writers of her generation not only by virtue of her late entry onto the Israeli writing scene (1981), but also because of her lifelong devotion to the cause of spoken Hebrew.

Ruth Almog

Already in her first book of stories, Marguerita’s Nightly Charities (Hebrew, 1969), Almog was remarkable for her awareness of the condition of “non-belonging,” which she had apparently experienced first hand in her birthplace, Petah Tikvah, one of the earliest Jewish settlements in Palestine.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Yael Feldman." (Viewed on December 9, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/feldman-yael>.

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