Dvora Omer

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Dvora Omer
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Born Dvora Mosenzon
9 October 1932
Kibbutz Ma'oz Haim, Palestine Mandate
Died May 2, 2013(2013-05-02) (aged 80)
Kfar Ma'as, Israel
Notable awards
  • 1968 Lamdan Prize, for children's literature
  • 2006 Israel Prize, for lifetime achievement and special contribution to society and the State
Spouse Shmuel Omer; 3 children
Dvora Omer in her youth with her father, Israeli newspaper editor Moshe Mosenzon

Dvora Omer (Hebrew: דבורה עומר‎; October 9, 1932 – May 2, 2013) was an Israeli author.[1]


Dvora Mosenzon (later Omer) was born in 1932 in Kibbutz Ma'oz Haim in Mandatory Palestine.[2] Her parents divorced when she was a child, and when she was 11 years old, her mother was killed in a training accident, in the Hagana, a pre-state military organization. Her father, Moshe Mosenzon, was a newspaper editor who served in the Jewish Brigade. In his absence, Dvora was raised by the kibbutz.[citation needed] She was married to Shmuel Omer, with whom she had three children.[citation needed]

Omer began writing while she was a teacher, and continued with many books that reflect the developing state and culture of Israel. Most of her books are for young adults, and have been translated into many languages. She died on May 2, 2013, aged 80, at Kfar Ma'as.

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • In 1968, Omer was awarded the Lamdan Prize, for children's literature.
  • In 2006, she was awarded the Israel Prize, for her lifetime achievement and special contribution to society and the State.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Writer Dvora Omer passes away at 80". Ynetnews.com. 1995-06-20. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived July 13, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Israel Prize Official Site (in Hebrew) – Recipient's C.V."