||Pohatchevsky (Feinstein, N efesh) Nehama
Nechama Pohachevsky was born in Brisk, Lithuania. She studied Russian general studies and Hebrew studies with a private teacher.
From the moment she studied Hebrew at the age of 16 she began to publish letters and articles in the newspaper, "Hamelitz"
From her youth in Russia, she was an active member in the Lovers of Zion movement.
Upon her marriage to Michel Pohachevsky in 1889 she immigrated to Eretz Israel and arrived to Rishon Le-Zion. Here she combined her work in the farm with public work and literary writing.
She was a farmer- one of the first women farmers in the country – who attended the cow barn and hen-house, the vegetable garden and flower bed and alongside all these, she wrote articles on public issues as well as stories and essays describing the life in the country, under the pen-name "Nefesh" (Nechama Feinstein, her maiden name).
Her books which were published are: "In the New Yehuda" and "In the Village and at Work".
Her home was one of the first in the village which used the Hebrew as a spoken language and was a meeting place for writers of the period. The house served as a center for the young people of the village.
Nechama stood at the head of enlightened women and at the beginning of the 20th century they founded "Hevrat Lina" (guest housing for poor visitors passing through). She carried out public activities for women's rights and when women obtained equal voting rights, she was voted to head the Village Committee (1919). However, because it was at time of "emergency and great responsibility", she transferred the position to someone else, herself serving for several years as a committee member. She was a member of the village's School Committee, representative of "Agudat Nashim" (Women's Association) and of the National Committee for the village in 1921, a member of the village's Culture Committee, Judge's Committee and a member of the Hebrew Writers' Association. As a close friend of Henrietta Sold, she was an active Wizo member.