News Briefs

  2/28/2011, Adar 24, 5771

Author Netiva Ben-Yehuda Dead at 83

Author, lexicographer and radio presenter Netivah Ben-Yehudah has passed away at the age of 83.

Following two years in the Palmach pre-state militia and the Israel Defense Forces, Ben-Yehudah wrote more than 20 books about the Hebrew language, Jerusalem and Israel, as well as the history of Hebrew songs. She was presented the Worthy Citizen of Jerusalem award in 2004.