From her immigration to Mandatory Palestine in 1933 until her death in 1950 American-born Dorothy Kahn Bar-Adon worked as a reporter for The Palestine Post (later The Jerusalem Post ), while freelancing for periodicals in Palestine and abroad. Bar-Adon covered life in towns, kibbutzim and Arab communities of Mandatory Palestine during this period of World War, armed conflict between Arabs and Jews, immigration to Israel of Holocaust survivors. Close to 60 years after her death, this edited collection of Bar-Adon's writing offers a vivid view both of daily life in the Jewish and Arab communities of pre-State Israel, and of the burning issues of the day.
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm
"The writings of American-born journalist Dorothy Kahn Bar-Adon provide a fascinating window onto the politics and culture of pre-state Palestine in the 1920s through 1940s. This treasure trove of previously unpublished material from The Palestine Post and Bar-Adon's personal archive introduces us to a witty and perceptive reporter, who writes in a uniquely female voice. A welcome and significant contribution to the historical record!"--Joyce Antler, Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture, Brandeis University
"Writing Palestine by Dorothy Kahn Bar-Adon takes the reader back to the seventeen most eventful years (1933 - 1950) in Mandatory Palestine and the beginning of the Jewish state. The author, a Jewish American-born journalist, wrote extensively about everyday life concerning all its aspects. The two editors of these unique documents, Esther Carmel-Hakim and Nancy Rosenfeld collected them from her private unknown archive and from the English daily The Palestine Post, later to become The Jerusalem Post. This book brings forth the noises, sights and feelings of these unforgettable years."--Margalit Shilo, Professor in the Land of Israel Department, Bar Ilan University