Yocheved Bat-Miriam, 1901-1980

Bat-Miriam, born in Belarus, is considered one of the four “mother poets” of modern Hebrew. Her 1937 book, “Eretz Yisrael,” examines the Land of Israel as a woman. She wrote many poems about biblical women through a feminist lens. Though she stopped publishing original poetry after her son was killed in the War of Independence, she received the Bialik Prize in 1964 and the Israel Prize in 1972.

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