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Lea Goldberg

Lea Goldberg was born in Russia and began writing Hebrew verse as a schoolgirl in Lithuania. She received a PhD in Semitic Languages from Bonn University before immigrating to Palestine in 1935. Best known as a poet, Goldberg was the author of numerous children's books, plays and essays, a theater critic an editor, a translator and founder of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Department of Comparative Literature. Goldberg was awarded many literary prizes, including the Israel Prize for...See more