Giving Voice to a Matriarch: Leah in Contemporary Israeli Dramatic Monologues

Anat Koplowitz-Breier


In the book of Genesis, the voice of Leah, the Matriarch, is being heard only twice. Many contemporary poems written on Leah give this almost voiceless character a voice. The article discusses Leah's diverse voices in dramatic monologues written by Anda Amir-Pinkerfeld, Shimshon Meltzer, Yakov Azriel, Rivka Miriam, and Rena Lee.

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