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

Esther Pollard: A True Woman of Valor

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

Belaynesh Zevadia: Ambassador To Ethiopia

He related how they had to create a single chain of men, women and children in order to help them board the plane that had no seats. They had to be removed in order to accommodate as many immigrants as possible, among them Belaynesh Zevadia.

Haya Tzippa Pines: The First Lady of the “New” Jewish Settlement (Part I)

The young pioneers of the First Aliyah did not opt for "peace now." They opted to settle and cultivate the Land of Israel, to build Jewish institutions, to revive the ancient Hebrew tongue and bring about a renaissance of the Jewish nation. And this they accomplished.

Woman: The Image of Redemption

Awake, awake! Dress up in your vigor, Zion! Dress up in your garments of glory, Jerusalem, City of holiness... (Isaiah 52:1)

Nina Ormonde: The Ultimate Jewish Mother

The bar and bat mitzvah event was her “baby.” Despite its grand scale, there was an individual, loving focus on every girl and boy.

Pauline Koch Einstein

Pauline, a happy, content housewife and mother, without pretensions or ambitions, was devoted to her home and their simple bourgeois lifestyle.

Juta Hartman: The Truth About The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Her grandsons were eager to reveal their grandmother’s earlier frustration with the unfair, inaccurate narrative of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Emilie Schindler: Righteous Among the Nations

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

Yehudit Winkler Huebner: A Born Leader

In 1939, with life getting harder for Jews, she and several friends decided it was time to make aliyah, and applied at the Palestina Amt for permits.

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.

Sivan Rahav Meir: The Rebbetzin Journalist

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

Yelena Bonner: It is About Israel

Widow of world-famous nuclear scientist and human rights activist, Dr. Andre Sakharov, and an outstanding activist in her own right, Yelena Bonner was invited to speak of the suffering she endured in Stalinist Russia. Instead, the 86-year-old leader of the Russian human rights movement chose to speak about Israel and the Jews. Why?

Cheryl Saban: A Woman With A Jewish Heart

Most of all, she is a role model for her descendants who endeavor to follow her example. And a woman with a Jewish heart.

Yom Yerushalayim

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

The Heroines Of The Pesach Story

It’s fascinating to realize that the People of Israel growing into a mighty nation in Egypt was a reward for the heroism of the Hebrew midwives.

Laura Faiwiszevski: Passionate Pro-Israel Activist

It all started when she graduated from high school. Laura Faiwiszevski, born in West Orange, New Jersey like a number of her schoolmates, planned to spend a year of studying in Israel before entering university. Laura chose “Emuna V’Omanut” (Faith and Art), a program for American students set up by the Emunah Women Organization that focuses on a combination of Torah study and art training — a choice of music or visual arts.

Sarah Aynor: Matriarch Of Ethiopian Youth

This amazing woman was able to do this when there were five students, as well as quite recently when there have been as many as 270 students in the program.

“Daughter Of Zion” – Our Historic Right

The Prophet Yeshayahu’s messages of Geula/ Redemption are apt answers to our present-day prayers. They are tailor made for our times. He exhorts the people of Israel to abandon their self-image as aniya soara -- a poor tempest-tossed woman ( 54:11) -- and rise as bat Tziyon -- the daughter of Zion, a nation with a sense of pride and dignity.

Laurie Cardoza Moore: A Call For Justice

“I want to turn the faucet on and drip the truth to the people,” she says.

Ruth Gruber: A Phenomenon

Escorting the refugees by ship from Naples, Italy, Ruth Gruber recorded their stories of survival.

Aviv Tsalik: My Champion

She was a voice on the telephone, a pleasant, friendly voice: “How can I help you?” I had heard this question in the past five weeks more time than I care to remember. As soon as I explained what my quest was the questioner would switch me to another voice on the telephone, then onto another, and another, without any results. This went on daily ever since we moved to a new apartment and wished to have our landline telephone number reinstated, instead of the temporary one arbitrarily assigned by the company.

Lia van Leer: Grande Dame Of Film

It was Lia van Leer who changed the image of filmmaking in Israel so that it is now seen as an expression of culture and not mere entertainment.

Alice Hertz-Sommer: The Secret of Faith

When Hitler entered Prague in March 1939, many Czech Jews managed to escape to Palestine, including Alice’s twin Mariane and her families.

Grace Aguilar: The Spirit of Judaism

Was it the impact of her family history that made this young woman dedicate her life to defending Judaism and extolling the values of its teachings?

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.

Irena Sendler: Let’s Remember A Remarkable Heroine

“I’m no heroine. I only did what any moral person would do,” Irena Sendler protested with understated modesty. “I simply tried to help the people in need.”

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