Photo: Avigail Uzi
Hadda Busches
Photo: Avigail Uzi

Journalist Hadda Busches dies

Veteran culture reporter who was one of Israel's first-ever TV critics passes away at 79

Former Yedioth Ahronoth journalist Hadda Busches died on Sunday. She was 79.


Busches was one of Israel's first-ever television critics.


She was born in 1933 to the Horowitz family – one of the founding families of Gedera. The family later moved to Tel Aviv. She served in the IDF's Medical Corps and later studied literature and history at the Tel Aviv University.


She began her journalistic career as an assistant at the "Keshet" literary quarterly in the late 1950s and soon after that she became its literary and art critic.


In 1960 she joined Haaretz Daily Newspaper, where she soon became a contributing writer to Israel's first ever TV review column. In the early 1990s she joined Yedioth Ahronoth as its senior TV critic, a position she filled for six years.


Busches was known for her sharp tongue and pen, and was widely considered a foremost authority in the field.


She penned one book, "The Third Mountain," which was published in 1981.


Hadda Busches will be laid to rest on Monday in the Gedera Cemetery.


Danny Spector contributed to this report



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