Rahel Yaanit Ben-Zvi

Rahel Yaanit Ben-Zvi was a labor leader and writer, and wife of Itzhak. Born in Malin, Ukraine, educated in Russia and Nancy, France, she studied agronomy. Ben-Zvi settled in Eretz Israel in 1908 as a teacher. She co-founded the Hebrew Gymnasium, the second modern high school in the country. She played a pioneering role in the women's labor movement, and after World War 1, she was a founder in Ahdut ha-Avodah labor party and a leader in the Haganah. In 1948 she was a guiding force in the agricultural youth village, Ein Kerem. She wrote several books, including "Eli", written with her husband about their son who died in the Israel War of Independence.