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Shulamith Hareven

Shulamith Hareven (14 February 1930, Warsaw – 25 November 2003, Jerusalem) was an Israeli author and essayist.

Shulamith Hareven
She was born as Shulamith Riftin to a Zionist family. Her father, Avraham Rifkin was a lawyer. They immigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1940.
At 17, she joined the Haganah and became a combat medic in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War; serving in the Battle for Jerusalem. Later, she was assigned to help establish Israel Defense Forces Radio; beginning the station's broadcasts in 1950. During the War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War, she served as a war correspondent.
In 1962, she published her first book, a collection of poems titled Predatory Jerusalem. Since then, she has written prose, translations, and plays. She published essays and articles about Israeli society and culture in literary journals such as Masa, Orlogin [he], and Keshet [he], and in several newspapers, including Al Ha-Mishmar, Maariv, and Yedioth Ahronoth. Her essays have been collected in four volumes. She also published a thriller under the pen name "Tal Yaeri". Her books have been translated into 21 languages.
She was the first woman inducted into the Academy of the Hebrew Language and was an activist for Peace Now. In 1995 the French weekly L'Express deemed her an Author of Peace and listed her among the 100 women "who move the world".
She Hareven protected her privacy: "I have always thought that culture begins where they know how to separate personal matters from public matters," she wrote in Hebrew in the foreword to her last book, Many Days, an Autobiography. She was married to Alouph Hareven [he], an intelligence officer who briefly served with Mossad. Their daughter is the writer Gail Hareven.
She is buried at Har HaMenuchot in Jerusalem. An archive of her materials may be found at Ben-Gurion University.
• Much of the content of this article is from article ?????? ????? (Shulamith Hareven) in the Hebrew-language Wikipedia. Retrieved November 30, 2005.
• "Shulamith Hareven" at the Institute for Translation of Hebrew Literature. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
• Jewish Women's Archive biography


Shulamith Har'Even (born Riftin)
MyHeritage Family Trees

Feb 14 1931 - Poland Warsaw
Nov 24 2003 - Israel Jerusalem
Avraham Riftin, Natalia (Natasha) Riftin (born Viner)
Alouph Har'even
Children:  Mrs
Lord (born Har'even), Itay Har'even