Judith Tydor Baumel

Judith Tydor Baumel chairs the Graduate Program in Contemporary Jewry at Bar-Ilan University where she is a professor of modern Jewish history. She has published extensively on the Holocaust, the State of Israel, gender and memory.

Articles by this author

Hannah Szenes (Senesh)

One of the more poignant songs included in many Holocaust memorial convocations held in Israel, is a short poem, set to music, known popularly as “Eli, Eli.” The four-line poem, actually entitled “Walking to Caesarea,” was written by one of the more mythological figures in contemporary Jewish and Israeli history, Hannah Szenes, whose short life and death have propelled her into the pantheon of Zionist history.

Havivah Reik

Driving along one of Israel’s inner roads in the upper Shomron plain, one passes two settlements with similar names—Givat Havivah and Lahavot Havivah. Both are named after Havivah Reik, one of the seven members of the “Parachutists’ Mission” who lost their lives during World War II while attempting to aid European Jewry under the Nazis.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Judith Tydor Baumel." (Viewed on October 15, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/tydor-judith>.

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