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Power And Politics (Part III): Early Modern Eastern Europe (1500-1800)

Through a series of expulsions, forced conversions and general violence, European Jewry looked eastward, particularly towards Poland and Lithuania for respite.

The Prophetess Boushaif

When the leader of the community asked for her hand in marriage, Boushaif consented with the condition that he build a synagogue, using as its cornerstone the brick intended for the Holy Temple.

Rokhl Faygenberg: Of Fremde Vegn (Strange Ways)

She reached Palestine in 1924 when the magazine’s editorial management appointed her as their foreign correspondent in the Holy Land.

Summer Dressing

Over the years I've been asked how I handle dressing modestly throughout the summer...

Power and Politics Feminized (Part II): Muslim Empire And Sephardic Jewry (700-1750)

Turkish Jews and Muslims would flock to her door with bribes or requests for her to exert her influence with the royals.

Shurat Hadin – Justice

The lesson Nitsana derived from the case as a human-rights activist and a litigator inspired her to eventually establish the Israel Law Center called, Shurat Hadin to help victims of terrorism.

Yom Yerushalayim

Lift up your eyes about you and see, All shall gather and come to you, As I live, says the Lord.

Power and Politics Feminized (Part I): Medieval Europe

Power and influence do not come without consequence.

Early Zionist Pioneers

Ever since those first pioneers expressed their yearning for the Land, many other remarkable women have pioneered pathways to Zion and helped ensure our future inheritance in it.

Miriam Peretz: 2018 Israel Prize Recipient

Rather than being paralyzed by bereavement, she has devoted her life to lifting the spirit of others.

Rachel: The Symbol Of Redemption

At the time of her first appearance, Rachel was already enveloped in a premonition of tragedy. Chazal interpret the seemingly joyous first meeting between Yaakov and Rachel as a pre-enactment of Rachel’s tragic end.

Remembering Esterka

Polish history and popular legend credits a beautiful Jewish girl named Esther, or Esterka, with the turn of Jewish fortunes in Poland.

Rachail Morowitz: Building Bridges

The evening in Rachail Morowitz’s home was deeply moving and left a lasting impression of hope.

Rahel Bluwstein: Rahel the Poetess

Her parents provided private tutors for her general education in addition to her Hebrew learning. As a result, she began writing both Russian and Hebrew poetry at a young age.

With Gratitude

Tehillim 118:17 – I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of God.

Sivan Rahav Meir: The Rebbetzin Journalist

Amazingly, unlike other teens who have a tendency to focus on trivialities, Sivan turned her attention to Judaism.

A Look At Education For Jewish Women Throughout The Ages (Part III – A...

The image of the pious, simple and domestically maternal Jewish woman no longer appealed to these secularly educated girls.

Natalie Portman: Genesis Prize Recipient

I am proud of my Israeli roots and my Jewish heritage. They are crucial parts of who I am, she declared

Brigitte Gabriel: Fierce Fighter For Israel

She also taught that a “cancer called Islamofacism” permeates the Muslim world and must be eradicated.

A Look At Education For Jewish Women Throughout The Ages (Part II – Early...

Because of the development of printing, female literacy gained some momentum, and a whole genre of women's Yiddish books was created.

Audrey Azoulay: The First Jewish Director-General of UNESCO

In a shocking move, UNESCO's Executive Board voted 30 to 28 in favor of the Jew Azoulay against the Arab Abdulaziz al-Kawari!

Kolech: Promoting Women’s Rights In Orthodox Judaism

These developments brought about cooperation between Torah-educated women and a small number of rabbis who favor an egalitarian approach.

Raya Jaglom: The Queen Of Multitasking

A pro at multitasking, she also held many other public offices.

A Look At Education For Jewish Women Throughout The Ages (Part I): Medieval Jewry...

There is evidence that learned women were educated by tutors as well, as long as standards of modesty were upheld.

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