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August 23, 2005
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Dalia Ravikovitch, an Israeli writer and a former recipient of the Israel Prize, died Sunday at 69 by committing suicide. “Dalia Ravikovitch is one of the main pillars of Hebrew poetry,” wrote the committee that decided to award her the Israel Prize in 1999, according to Ha’aretz. “Her songs are a personal testament of solitude, forbidden love and a desperate struggle for existence, while at the same time expressing universal truths and the experiences of many.”

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