The Activist Lawyer Seminar will be held on March 7 to March 13 in Jerusalem and Northern Israel.
Posted on: February 1st, 2013Sections → Jewess Press → Impact Of Women On Jewish History/Prof. L. Jackson
I have always been overwhelmed by the sense of responsibility the message of Har Sinai has placed upon women. The Midrash teaches that the Almighty asked Israel: “What can you give as an assurance that you will keep my covenant?”
Posted on: January 17th, 2013Sections → Jewess Press → Impact Of Women On Jewish History/Prof. L. Jackson
Galut Mitzrayim -- the Egyptian Exile -- has come to epitomize exile in Judaism. It is the ultimate galut, the ultimate exile and it embraces all aspects of the later exiles: displacement, foreign subjugation, powerlessness, and exposure to extreme physical and mental torture.
Posted on: January 4th, 2013Sections → Jewess Press → Impact Of Women On Jewish History/Prof. L. Jackson
Ask any child who the main heroes of the drama are and he will say, Moshe Rabbeinu and Aharon HaKohein. No need to elaborate, the Torah is clear and explicit in assigning these roles. Despite his reluctance, Moshe is singled out for his assignment and so is Aharon. The voice of the Almighty is distinct in reiterating their mission, and they, faithful servants, obey the Divine command and earn their place in the limelight.
Posted on: January 4th, 2013Sections → Jewess Press → Daily Living
Goodbye humdrum. Hello, gorgeous!! With the release of CHIC Made Simple, an all new cookbook written by food stylist, columnist and recipe developer Esther Deutsch, kosher food continues to blaze new trails, offering sophisticated, appealing recipes that are, (surprise, surprise!) both delicious and deceptively easy to prepare.
Posted on: December 28th, 2012Sections → Jewess Press → Daily Living
“HELP!” “I need help in choosing my career!” “How do I decide what career to pursue?” This is a common query we hear from students. Many make their first career choice based on what other people in their lives tell them, what everyone else is doing, where the money is, what’s hot in the current job market, what job a relative can get them, the “prestige factor” of being a doctor or lawyer, or some other criteria that is external to who they are as a person.
Posted on: December 20th, 2012Sections → Jewess Press → Impact Of Women On Jewish History/Prof. L. Jackson
About a year ago, my husband and I joined a new synagogue in Netanya. In the women’s section a strikingly elegant lady caught my attention. Only later, did I come to know that Irene Burg’s looks were only the tip of the iceberg.
Posted on: December 6th, 2012Sections → Jewess Press → Impact Of Women On Jewish History/Prof. L. Jackson
“Fill the Void” is the title of Rama Burshtein’s film that played to critical acclaim at the recent Toronto International Film Festival and earned seven Ophir Awards -- the Israeli Oscars -- including one for best film and best director, and has become Israel’s entry into the 2012 Oscars' foreign language category.
Posted on: November 30th, 2012Sections → Jewess Press → Daily Living
People who are out of work will often use every means at their disposal to find employment. Career Fairs are a popular way for employees and employers to meet on a large scale. Instead of (or more likely, in addition to) sending endless resumes, a Career Fair allows the job seeker to meet with multiple employers in a short time frame.
Posted on: November 23rd, 2012Sections → Jewess Press → Daily Living
Among the many things we were tested with during Hurricane Sandy was the way in which we can preserve our food in the middle of a disaster.
Posted on: November 22nd, 2012Sections → Jewess Press → Impact Of Women On Jewish History/Prof. L. Jackson
Yad L’isha - Helping Hand for Woman is a Legal Aid Center and Hotline where free legal advice and representation is offered to women locked in marital prisons who would otherwise have nowhere to turn.
Posted on: November 9th, 2012Sections → Jewess Press → Impact Of Women On Jewish History/Prof. L. Jackson
From the moment she is introduced as Avraham’s young bride (Bereshit 11: 29,30,31) till her death in this week’s Torah portion appropriately titled Chayei Sarah -- The Life of Sarah , the fascinating image of our first matriarch is the subject of many intriguing Midrashic commentaries.
Posted on: October 25th, 2012Sections → Jewess Press → Impact Of Women On Jewish History/Prof. L. Jackson
A historical drama unfolds before our eyes in this week’s Torah portion. It is a dramatic confrontation whose impact has shaped Jewish history for thousands of years. Sarah and Hagar, two women – two worlds - faced each other.
Posted on: October 14th, 2012Sections → Jewess Press → Impact Of Women On Jewish History/Prof. L. Jackson
In this week's Torah portion, within the majesty and mystery of creation, the woman emerges in three successive stages.
Posted on: October 5th, 2012Sections → Jewess Press → Impact Of Women On Jewish History/Prof. L. Jackson
How can one fathom the depths of a mother’s pain upon the brutal loss of her child? Sherri Mendell’s first-born son was viciously murdered near their home on May 8, 2001. How does a mother cope with the news that her spirited thirteen-year-old, while hiking in the neighborhood, was bludgeoned to death by rock-yielding Arabs?
Posted on: September 21st, 2012Sections → Jewess Press → Impact Of Women On Jewish History/Prof. L. Jackson
Miriam Scheinsohn was born on April 26, 1918, in Vitebsk (Belorussia), the youngest of eight children (she had three sisters and four brothers). Soon after Miriam’s birth the family moved to Kovno (Kaunas) in Lithuania, where her parents owned a textile factory.
Posted on: September 7th, 2012Sections → Jewess Press → Daily Living
For some of us trying to cut corners is not just something we do to save a few cents, it is practically an obsession. While we may have our little tricks designed to shave a few dollars off our grocery bill and squeeze a penny so tight that it screams for mercy, we each have our own little indulgences, the things we absolutely refuse to do just to save a few pennies. Let’s hope that none of my immediate family members read this column because I am about to share some of my personal secrets and they just might disown me.
Posted on: September 7th, 2012Sections → Jewess Press → Impact Of Women On Jewish History/Prof. L. Jackson
Her family descended from Portuguese Marranos who had sought asylum in England in the eighteenth century. Grace Aguilar was born there at the onset of the nineteenth century (1816), and her remarkable work would exercise an impact on the historiography of Jewish life in the ensuing three decades of that century.
Posted on: August 23rd, 2012Sections → Jewess Press → Impact Of Women On Jewish History/Prof. L. Jackson
TV producer and author Yael Nitzan’s decades’ old dream is becoming a reality. Through the generosity of the Haifa municipality, an empty 200-year-old palace, once owned by an Arab sheikh, will be turned into “The Museum of Israeli Women.” Although in other countries there are museums documenting the accomplishments of women, Israel, with the world’s highest ratio of museums per person, has none dedicated to the women who contributed to the founding of the State of Israel and to its development.
Posted on: August 3rd, 2012Sections → Jewess Press → Impact Of Women On Jewish History/Prof. L. Jackson
Who is Anastasia Michal Michaelevski Samuelson? Fashion model, electronics engineer, Beauty Queen, Knesset Member, devoted mother of eight, champion of the underdog, passionate Israeli, committed Jew? Would you believe that she is all of the above – and more?
Posted on: July 27th, 2012Sections → Jewess Press → Daily Living
As a newly certified makeup artist, I am eager to be able to share all the tips and tricks I’ve learned in beauty school. Truth be told, I’ve been pretty passionate about beauty products since I first laid eyes on a flavored lip-gloss as a preteen. I’ve amassed a sizeable collection of makeup over the years, experimented on many friends, and even earned a Bachelor’s degree in Cosmetics Marketing (as only someone who takes the beauty industry pretty seriously can do!) But despite my years of being involved with beauty products recreationally, training professionally as a makeup artist has taught me certain insider secrets I would have never discovered otherwise.
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