Tamar Shechter

Tamar Shechter researches and teaches history, especially of Jewish women in eastern Europe and pre-state Erez Israel. Her doctoral thesis, at Bar Ilan University, was on Rahel Katznelson-Shazar: her personality and public activity and her contribution to the formation of the image of the modern Hebrew woman.

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Devar Ha-Po'elet

Devar ha-Po’elet was founded in 1934 as the organ of the women workers’ movement. It was conceived as a monthly supplement to the daily newspaper Davar, both to increase its readership and in response to the demand of the women workers’ movement, which thus realized its goal of creating a women’s magazine—a goal it had cherished since the 1920s. The women’s magazine was both officially and financially subordinate to Davar, which provided printing and distribution services. The Mo’ezet ha-Po’alot (Council of Women Workers) was responsible for its funding, which it supplied through contributions and an allocation from the Histadrut (General Federation of Workers in Israel). An independent editorial staff, led by a woman editor, was responsible for content and design.

Devorah Dayan

“All the links in the chain of Devorah’s life cast a light of great activity and influence on her surroundings, both near and far. Love of her motherland was the main force behind all her writings (and actions) and intermingled with everything: home, village, motherhood, the farm, teaching new immigrants and their children, the fate of her sons in battle and her bereavement.” Thus Rahel Katznelson-Shazar eulogized the new Hebrew woman as exemplified by Devorah Dayan.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Tamar Shechter." (Viewed on April 20, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/shechter-tamar>.

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