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Netiva Ben-Yehuda

Netiva Ben-Yehuda (1928-2011) was born in Tel Aviv. She was a member of the elite Palmach unit and fought in the 1948 War of Independence. After leaving the army in 1949, she studied at the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem and continued her studies in London. On returning to Jerusalem she studied Hebrew philosophy at the Hebrew University. Ben-Yehuda, a freelance editor, published a series of books of personal testimonies of Israel's history. Her work concentrate on two subjects -- her experiences before, during and after the War of Independence, and dictionaries aimed at enriching the Hebrew language. Ben-Yehuda's dictionary of Hebrew slang, written with novelist Dahn Ben-Amotz, is useful as well as a tour-de-force of humor.

Books Published in Hebrew
The World Dictionary of Hebrew Slang: vol. 1 [with Dahn Ben-Amotz], A. Levin-Epstein, 1972; Zmora-Bitan, 1982 [Milon Olami Le-Ivrit Meduberet]
1948 - Between Calendars (novel), Keter, 1981 [1948 - Bein Ha-Sfirot: Roman Al Hatchalat Ha-Milchama]
The World Dictionary of Hebrew Slang: vol. 2 [with Dahn Ben-Amotz], Zmora-Bitan, 1982 [Milon Achul-Nanyuki Le-Ivrit Meduberet]
Blessings and Curses (humor), Keter, 1984 [Brachot U-Klalot: Osef Prati]
Through the Binding Ropes (novel), Domino, 1985 [Mi-Ba'ad La-Avotot: Roman Al Shlosha Chodashim Be-1948]
Jerusalem from the Inside (humor), Edanim, 1988 [Yerushalayim Mi-Bifnocho: Lichyot Bi-Yerushalayim Ve-Lamut Ba - Mitzchok]
Autobiography in Poem and Song (folk songs), Keter, 1990 [Otobiyografya Be-Shir Va-Zemer]
When the State of Israel Broke Out (novel), Keter, 1991 [Kshe-Partza Ha-Medina: Dokyuroman Al Ma She-Haya Iti Be-Meshech "Ha-Hafuga" Ha-Rishona]
Netiva's Notebooks: Netiva Ben-Yehuda and Her Battle with the Language Police [selected and edited by Ruvik Rosenthal] (non-fiction), Keter, 2013 [Machberot Netiva: Netiva Ben-Yehuda U-Milchamta Be-Mishteret Ha-Ivrit]

Netiva Ben-Yehuda

Books Published in Hebrew

Books in Translation

"An original, extraordinary book" The Brenner prize committee
Congratulations to Noga Albalach, winner of the 2018 Brenner prize for her book "The Old Man (Farewell)".
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.
Call for applications English speakers: Stay culture in Paris (deadline: June 12th, 2018)
Details in the attached link
Congratulations to Sami Berdugo and Shoham Smith, recipients of the 2018 Bialik Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Israel!

The Ministry of Culture and Sport announced the names of the winners of the Arik Einstein Veterans Artists Prize.
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,
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen's "Waking Lions" is one of the 100 notable books of 2017 of the "New York Times".

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