I am proud of my Israeli roots and my Jewish heritage. They are crucial parts of who I am, she declared
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.
Unfortunately, even after Rabbi Pines passed away in 1913, the rebbetzin and her daughter occasionally had to dodge stones thrown at them by misguided fanatics.
As this column focuses on the impact women have made on Jewish life and history, we will be discussing the three female cadets who were murdred.
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?”
Her manner of speaking was that of a person from the charedi world.
A pro at multitasking, she also held many other public offices.
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.
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.
I could not believe my ears. What? The horrible historical event’s survivors are still alive? And here in Netanya?
When asked about the extent of the Rebbetzin's greatness, the Rebbe’s thoughtful, genuine response was: Only Hashem knows.
She approached Holofernes and, with a sword concealed under her robe, severed his head.
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?
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.
Any physical act can be transformed into a spiritual experience with the proper thought and intention.
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.
The minister is a religious Jewish woman. Despite her position as Israel’s Minister of Sports, in July 2016 she refused to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies because they took place on Shabbat.
Ever since, the tragic tale is told and retold as “Chanah and Her Seven Sons.”
The Middle Ages boasted a number of outstanding Jewish women. The most remarkable among them was Dulcea of Worms, wife of Rabi Eleazar Rokeach. We learn out about her remarkable character and capabilities from an elegy her loving husband composed in the form of an alphabetic acrostic fashioned after King Solomon’s “Woman of Valor" in Proverbs 31. Dulcea of Worms, however, rose above the stature of the Biblical “Eishet Chayil” both in capabilities and character.
How did you view the Nazis during the Holocaust and how do you view them now?
“Israel is yours even when you live in the Diaspora.”
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.
I recently attended a very interesting lecture at Netanya's Laniado Hospital. The venue for the lecture may give you an erroneous impression: it had nothing to do with disease; on the contrary, it had much to do with the delights of good health.
Matriarch Miriam’s lifespan included the Russian Revolution, the oppression of Soviet Russia, the chaos of post-World War II Europe, and the birth of Chabad Chassidism around the world.
Awake, awake! Dress up in your vigor, Zion! Dress up in your garments of glory, Jerusalem, City of holiness... (Isaiah 52:1)