Yehudith Birk, 1926 - 2013: Wife, Mother and Scientist

In 1970 a reporter for Davar wondered: 'How does Prof. Yehudith Birk fulfill so many roles?' The mass circulation daily Ma’ariv wrote of her that she was 'like any society woman, only a bit more intelligent.' Her research on plants has given rise to treatments for HIV, multiple sclerosis and cancer.

In September of 1970 a report about Prof. Yehudith Birk was published in the now defunct labor movement newspaper Davar under the headline “A woman in...