1918 photo after pioneer woman's suicide recalls 'Death of a virgin'
Shoshana Bogin, who immigrated alone from Belorussia to Palestine at the age of 15, was more than mentally unstable - she was lost in nothingness.
“I will burn for us both. I will sweat. I will hallucinate.” These lyrics, from the new single by Israeli musician Ruth Dolores Weiss, were written almost 100 years after this well-known photograph, which shows women mourning the early Zionist pioneer Shoshana Bogin, who committed suicide in 1918, was taken. Everything has changed. And something has not changed. This is a...
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