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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 science.” Prof. Birk is not only a research scientist,” wrote the reporter. “She is also a lecturer at the agriculture faculty, the wife of Prof. Meir Birk, the mother of two sons, and a housewife and hostess in her home in the Weizmann Institute faculty housing...