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Ayelet Shaked: A True Jewish Minister of Justice

She’s seen as a poster child for The Jewish Home’s efforts to reach beyond its Orthodox base.

Rachail Morowitz: Building Bridges

The evening in Rachail Morowitz’s home was deeply moving and left a lasting impression of hope.

Sivan Rahav Meir: The Rebbetzin Journalist

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

Sister Rose Thering: Sister Rose’s Passion

Sister Rose's Passion is a documentary film on the life of Sister Rose Thering, a life that stood for love of Jews, for fighting prejudice, anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.

Miriam Peretz: 2018 Israel Prize Recipient

Rather than being paralyzed by bereavement, she has devoted her life to lifting the spirit of others.

Pauline Koch Einstein

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

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."

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.

Hella Schuepper Rufeisen: Holocaust Heroine

Her walk and appearance exuded so much confidence that hardly anyone suspected she was anything other than what she pretended.

Holocaust Heroines: Hilda Pistiner

When I first saw Hilda Pistiner I believed she was a German tourist. Later, when I met her personally and found out she was an Israeli born in Bukovina, I labored under a second mistaken assumption: I believed she had been a pioneer in pre-State Israel, her fresh youthful blond looks untouched by the Holocaust. How wrong have I been!

Fayga Marks: A Frum Defender Of Israel

“I learned something important early on in my army career: the army will accommodate your religious needs—if you stand up for your rights. To be a frum soldier in the IDF, you need a little chutzpah,” says Fayga Marks, an ultra-Orthodox girl and a veteran Israeli soldier.

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.

Jewish Women Fight Islam (Part II)

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

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."

Dr. Karnit Flug: First Female Governor Of The Bank of Israel

The State of Israel has truly reached the age of maturity. For the first time in 65 years a woman was appointed governor of the Bank of Israel.

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.”

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.”

Outstanding Ambassador

Being a military spouse is one of the most difficult things people can experience, Nikki confessed...

Princess Alice: Holocaust Heroine

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

Alice Walker: Our Enemies Unite Us

Every vicious anti-Semite has a personal agenda. The anti-Israel assertions of Alice Walker, nationally celebrated feminist author and political activist, in her latest book are much too shrill to pass for your household pro-Arab hate speech.

Rachel: The Symbol Of Redemption

At the time of her first appearance, Rachel was already enveloped in a premonition of tragedy. Chazal interpret the seemingly joyous first meeting between Yaakov and Rachel as a pre-enactment of Rachel’s tragic end.

Holocaust As A Lesson For Life

How did you view the Nazis during the Holocaust and how do you view them now?

Belinda Hickey: Promoting Israel

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

Ruchama Hershkovitz: Mother Teacher

Born in Jerusalem, one of Yisrael and Yaffa Weingarten’s seven children, she is the seventh generation of a family living in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter.

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.

A Journey with Destiny: The Story Of A Righteous Filipina’s Conversion To Judaism

The heading of this article is the title of Angelita Valdes’ biography written by her husband, Dr. Robert Dublin. Dr. Dublin was the physician who treated and nursed the young Filipina dancer and TV starlet back to life when she became ill with tuberculosis meningitis - a life threatening disease. Angelita Valdes’ biography is an astonishing story of an amazing woman’s life.

Exodus: The Invisible Center Stage Of Redemption (Conclusion)

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.

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.

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