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  5/3/2013, Iyar 23, 5773

Author Dvora Omer Dies at 80


Well-known Israeli youth and children's author Dvora Omer died on Thursday evening at the age of 80.

Omer wrote more than 90 books over the course of her life, including biographies of famous figures in Israel’s history which she wrote in an easy and friendly language in order to attract younger audiences. She also authored books which dealt with issues revolving around maturity of children and adolescents.

Omer won the Israel Prize in 2006 for her contribution to Israeli culture. In 2013 she won a Lifetime Achievement Award by the ACUM organization. Over the past few years Omer did not gave many interviews to her deteriorating health. Funeral details will be announced at a later time.