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

Hanna Greenfield: The Heroine Of Holocaust History

Hannah believed that one must learn about the evils of the past so that they aren’t repeated.

Chavka Folman-Raban: A True Jewish Heroine

The environment of the “Gymnasia” inspired Chavka to join the Zydowska Organizacja Bojowa, (ZOB), the Jewish Fighting Organization, and volunteer for a most precarious, critical task.

Michal Fried: From Peduel To Montevideo

Michal had never been away from home. And now, she was going so far away, for so long – an entire year!

Sarah Aaronson: The Heroine of NILI

Nearly eighty-five years have passed since Sarah Aaronson shot herself in the head, putting an end to the torture her Turkish interrogators inflicted upon her for refusing to disclose information about her associates in the NILI, an anti-Turkish spying organization that supplied the British with intelligence.

Batya Aviya Jackson: An Outstanding Soldier

One of the 13 being honored as an outstanding soldier was Batya Aviya Jackson, an NCO in the human resources unit of the IDF, in care of soldiers’ personal wellbeing.

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.

Brigitte Gabriel: Fierce Fighter For Israel

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

Margaret Thatcher: A Friend Of The Jewish People And Israel

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the famous “Iron Lady,” often said that her greatest accomplishment was not her work in helping to topple the Soviet Union or being the first British woman to hold the post of prime minister, but rather her efforts “to save a Jewish teenager in Austria from the grasp of Hitler’s terror.”

The Fascinating Life of Our First Matriarch

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.

Sarit Ben Yehuda Georgi: Love Of Land And People

This belief was coupled with the spirit of “Am Yisrael HaShalem” (One United People), in the Ben Yehuda household: to love and help all Jews without distinction.

Sivan Rahav Meir: The Rebbetzin Journalist

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

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.

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.

Hillary Clinton and Suha Arafat: ‘The Two First Ladies’

The question we need to ask is: How sensitive is the former First Lady to anti-Semitism?

Raya Jaglom: The Queen Of Multitasking

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

Exodus: The Invisible Center Stage Of Redemption

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.

Margot Klausner: The Multi-Talented Woman of Vision

Her cherished plan to take the Hebrew theater group Habimah to Eretz Yisrael was not greeted with enthusiasm by the actors.

Shira Leibowitz Schmidt: Multifaceted Scholar

Shira was a latecomer to Orthodoxy, having grown up in Lawrence, Long Island, where her family and most of the other members of the Orthodox Beth Sholem Congregation were not shomer Shabbos.

Shifrah And Puah: The Courage Of Resistance

Shifrah and Puah were on a very high spiritual level – obviously the type of women who would not hesitate to follow the way of the Torah, and to sacrifice their own lives for the sake of other Jews.

Yehudit And The Miracle Of Chanukah

She approached Holofernes and, with a sword concealed under her robe, severed his head.

Belinda Hickey: Promoting Israel

We love the food, the hotels, and even the wildlife. We love the Israelis.

Anat Berko: Brilliant Fighter For Israel

Listening to her presentation on the TV Knesset Channel, I was amazed at her approach. Where did she come from? What part of Israel produced this extraordinary woman?

Zieva Dauber Konvisser: Living Beyond Terrorism

What better proof do we need than the recent war with Hamas in Gaza, dubbed “Operation Protective Edge,” that transformed the pain and suffering of three families into a sense of unparalleled unity and outpouring of love of the entire nation of Israel?

Lyndell Higgins: Dance In The Face Of Hate

In recent months I have been profoundly affected by the news of growing anti-Semitism in most European countries and in the United States, especially on college campuses. When, at the end of World War II, I emerged a living skeleton from the German concentration camps, I believed that the horror of Jew-hatred was defeated forever. And now, as I watch my grandchildren raise their young families, the news of the ancient hatred’s revival strikes fear in my heart for their safety. For the Jewish future.

Zinna Abrams: Kind Medical Care

I was stunned not only by her extraordinary sensitivity and caring but by her medical expertise. Who was she?

Ora Lavid: A Secular Believer

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

Tally Eitan: The ‘Cyber-Queen of Israel’

Who is this wonder woman? Tally Makovsky Eitan is a scion of a family that has lived in Jerusalem for eleven generations!

Remembering Esterka

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

Ambassador Nikki Haley: Standing Up For Israel

I am here to say the United States will not turn a blind eye to this anymore. I am here to underscore to the ironclad support of the United States for Israel.

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