Sunday 9 June 2019


AHUDA RONAT (1913-September 3, 1974)
            A Hebrew and Yiddish poetess, she was born with the surname Melnitski in Brisk (Brest), Lithuania.  From 1935 she was a teacher in Israel.  She began writing both Hebrew and Yiddish poetry in the 1950s.  She published two volumes of Hebrew verse.  She also wrote for: Yidishe tsaytung (Jewish newspaper), Eygns (One’s own), and Problemen (Issues) in Tel Aviv; Zayn (To be) in New York; Kheshbn (Accounting) in Los Angeles; and Dorem-afrike (South Africa) in Johannesburg; among other serials.  In book form: Nisht derlangte shtern, lider (No stars present, poetry) (Tel Aviv: Revivim, 1972), 60 pp.  She died in Tel Aviv.

Sources: Rivka Bat-Tsor, in Davar (Tel Aviv) (June 17, 1968); Ben Matisyahu, in Yidishe tsaytung (Tel Aviv) (October 11, 1974).
Ruvn Goldberg

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