Nili Aryeh-Sapir

Nili Aryeh-Sapir teaches folklore at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Tel Aviv University. She received her Ph.D. in folklore from the Hebrew University. Her research interests focus on personal narratives and rituals, especially in Erez Israel during the first Aliyot. She has published several articles and a book on these subjects.

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Lea Hurvitz

Lea Hurvitz was born in Minsk, Belarus, in 1867. Her father, Yehoshua-Dov Beninson (1846–1931), an accountant in a commercial bank, was one of the first members of the Lit. "love of Zion." Movement whose aim was national renaissance of Jews and their return to Erez Israel. Began in Russia in 1882 in response to the pogroms of the previous year. Led to the formation of Bilu, the first modern aliyah movement.Hibbat Zion (Love of Zion) movement and dedicated himself to its cause. Her mother, Yehudit Levin, was the daughter of a rabbi. Lea had two sisters, Bella (1886–1962?) and Ruhama (1889–?), and three brothers.

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