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Impact Of Women On Jewish History/Prof. L. Jackson

Dr. Janan Faraj Falah: Winner Of The Jerusalem Unity Prize

They are known to form close-knit, cohesive communities that don’t allow anyone in, while fully integrating in their adopted homelands.

Return to Dachau: A Unique Gathering (Part I)

Last March I received an invitation to the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp. It was signed: KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau."

Shulamit Halevi Stein: Saving The Flag (Part II)

Having a young child did not prevent the devoted Zionist couple from involvement in underground activities.

Dr. Elana Yael Heideman: Passionate Promoter Of Israel

Gleizer, “a geographer, tour guide and all around nature enthusiast,” was a perfect match for the passionate lover of Israel.

Emilie Schindler: Righteous Among the Nations

Witness after witness told of how Emilie Schindler nursed them back to health.

Sarah: Prophetic Princess To Mankind

Our first matriarch’s original name, Sarai, meant “Princess to Her People.” When her name was changed to Sarah, its meaning took on a universal connotation: “Princess to Mankind.”

Shoshana Bluth: A Supermom Hotline Of Emunah

Shoshana Bluth’s telephone number is a help hotline for mothers and wives of Israeli soldiers – a hotline of faith, emunah in Hebrew.

Rachel Tevet-Vizel: Highest Ranking Female Officer

Rachel began her Sherut Leumi in a development town elementary school, and, with officer training, advanced to become commander of the officer-training base.

Brigitte Gabriel: Fierce Fighter For Israel

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

Miriam Ben-Porat: A Woman of ‘Firsts’

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.

Bereshit: The Triple Birth of Woman

In this week's Torah portion, within the majesty and mystery of creation, the woman emerges in three successive stages.

Jewish Women Fight Islam (Part II)

As queen of the Maghreb, Aures Damia reigned in peace and prosperity until 702.

A Bundle Of Letters: The Women’s Secret Of Survival

The detained letters have become a historical treasure and reveal remarkable insights into the lives of the Jews in the ghettoes of early seventeenth century Prague and Vienna.

Esther Shapiro Rafaeli: Remarkable Reporter Of History

“She devoted all her time and love to the children, but also knew how to be strong and set limits when necessary.”

Ora Lavid: A Secular Believer

Her manner of speaking was that of a person from the charedi world.

Margaret Bergmann Lambert: Famous Jewish High Jumper

A sports complex in Berlin had been named for her in 1995, and in 2010 the athletic field at Francis Lewis High School in Queens was also renamed for her.

Princess Alice: Holocaust Heroine

At times, the Gestapo became suspicious of the royal princess and brought her in for questioning.

Esther Pollard: A True Woman of Valor

Esther called their marriage "an oasis of unconditional love in a sea of lies and corruption.

Melanie Philips: What Makes Her Tick?

Rarely does a week pass without my encountering brilliant commentary from Melanie Philips in the international media on a variety of subjects, among them human rights, anti-Semitism, human evolution, science, multiculturalism, freedom of speech and political responsibility. The primary target of her keen eye however, is Islam - Islamic terrorism, shariya law, Islamic education and methods of indoctrination.

Yom Yerushalayim

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

Yitzchaka Jackson: Marathon For Avi Mekonen

“In all the years that I have been involved with helping Avi Mekonen, I could never look at his face directly because of how badly disfigured he was. I always found a way to avoid looking at him straight in the face.

Yael Nitzan: The Museum Of Israeli Women

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.

Yolande Gabai Harmer: Israel’s Secret Heroine

Moshe Sharett, the head of the Jewish Agency’s Political Department, visited Egypt in 1945. In Cairo he met a most remarkable young woman, a beautiful journalist who was the darling of Egyptian high society - from high-ranking military brass, to culture icons and Muslim sheikhs, to the court of King Faruk.

Belda Kaufman Lindenbaum: Visionary Champion of Women

The visionary champion of women’s rights in Judaism was first and foremost a devoted wife and mother.

Bruria Kaufman: Working With Albert Einstein

Who was this brilliant woman and how did she become Einstein’s assistant?

Joan Peters: The Myth “Of From Time Immemorial”

In 1939, Chuchill challenged the common notion that Jewish immigration to Palestine uprooted Arabs

Devora Omer: ‘Our Fountainhead Of Culture’

An enormous crowd of admirers turned up at her recent funeral. From members of government to those in the arts and sciences, all came to pay their last respects to the beloved author. Minister of Culture Limor Livnat expressed her deep sorrow, and called her "the greatest writer for children and youth in the history of Hebrew literature,” elaborating: “Devora Omer gave unusual expression to values ​​of Zionism and made them an important part of our lives."

Miriam Eshkol: Extraordinary First Lady

During Eshkol’s tenure as prime minister, Miriam maintained her daily work as the Knesset librarian while taking an active role in assisting him in all affairs, political and foreign, and serving as his personal secretary.

Ruchama Cabilo: Motherhood

Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur, not only on this day but also throughout March to mark the social, economic and political accomplishments of women.

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