The 5 Houses of Lea Goldberg


    October 22, 1948, the eponymous central story of Hebrew poet and children’s writer, Lea Goldberg’s, book “Flat for Rent” appears in the weekly children’s magazine “Mishmar L’yiladim” with drawings by Ruth Schloss. More than ten years later it would appear in book form, followed by another edition, adding two other stories, a decade after that. To this day the book, a classic of Hebrew children’s literature, still tops the best seller lists. Who was the woman behind the classic? Her story is told in The 5 Houses of Lea Goldberg.