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Esther Fein
AGE: 12-16

The events in this novel take place over 2,000 years ago in Gamla, a village in Galilee that was at the heart of the Jewish revolt against the Romans. At the center of the story is Hadas, a bitter 13-year-old girl with a limp who desperately wants to win her father`s love. Ruth, Hadas`s older sister, is the prettiest girl in the village and the spitting-image of their mother, who died giving birth to Hadas. While the father adores Ruth, he ignores Hadas as well as their caretaker, the beautiful Elisheva, who is secretly in love with him. When the sisters grow up, Ruth marries and gives birth; Hadas learns about Elisheva`s past with her father and finds love too. But it is only when Gamla is attacked by the Romans that Hadas truly finds her way, taking an active part in preparing for the revolt. Overnight, she becomes an adult: she witnesses the destruction of her family and village, as well as the loss of her love. But she fights on until the revolt is crushed. Although she wishes she were dead, her sister`s baby son keeps her going and finally brings peace to her troubled life.

Title Hadas
Author’s Last Name Fein
Author's First Name Esther
Genre youth
Publisher (Hebrew) Sifriat Poalim
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1988
No. Pages 287 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Hadas
Representation Represented by ITHL


"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
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Residencies in Vienna and Salzburg
In co-operation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Chancellery offers 50 residencies in Vienna and Salzburg for the year 2019. Applications can be submitted for literature, literature for children and young adults and literary translations. Please note the deadline of September 30th, 2018.
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A prize of 50,000 NIS was given to each of the 21 artists who worked and are still working to promote Israeli culture in various fields -Music, dance, theater, plastic arts, cinema and literature. In the literature category the winners were Ronny Someck, Jacob Buchan and Shlomit Cohen-Assif. Also, Anat Masiach is among the recipient of the prize for debut literary works. Congratulations!
The fourth German-Hebrew/Hebrew-German translation workshop November 4th to 10th, 2018 Beit Ben-Yehuda, Jerusalem
After workshops in Berlin, Jerusalem and Straelen, the workshop will return to Jerusalem this spring. This workshop will focus on the participants translations. These are unfinished translations that have not yet been published. These will be sent to all participants. The workshop is open to 10 participants and is intended for literary translators with experience and publications. Workshop facilitators: Anne Birkenhauer and Gadi Goldberg Prerequisites: At least one published translation Duration: November 4th 2018 until November 10th, 2018 Location: Beit Ben-Yehuda, 28 Ein Gedi St., 93383 Jerusalem Participation fee: Participation (Accommodation and meals) is free of charge. Travel / flight expenses will be refunded. For more details and for the documents required for submitting application: Anne Birkenhauer, and Gadi Goldberg,
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