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

Yehudith: The Heroine Of Channukah

“Women are obligated to participate in kindling the Chanukah lights,” instructs the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, a nineteenth century commentary on the Shulchan Aruch, the basic Jewish legal text. And, surprisingly, even more: “A woman can light the candles for all the members of her family.”

Early Zionist Pioneers

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.

Yehudit And The Miracle Of Chanukah

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

Haya Tzippa Pines: Mother of Jerusalem (Part II)

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.

Natalie Portman: Genesis Prize Recipient

I am proud of my Israeli roots and my Jewish heritage. They are crucial parts of who I am, she declared

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.

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.

Dr. Aliza Lavie: Intellectual And Political Activist

Her valuable contribution was recognized last July 2015 when she was named "Outstanding Member of Knesset" by the Israel Democracy Institute.

Bruria Kaufman: Working With Albert Einstein

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

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!

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.

March Of Life: Dorothee Haas

She held me in her arms and said, “I’m so happy! You’re Jewish and you’re Israeli, and you are my friend!”

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.

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.

Emilie Schindler: Righteous Among the Nations

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

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.

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.

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.”

Sarah And Hagar

A historical drama unfolds before our eyes in this week’s Torah portion. It is a dramatic confrontation whose impact has shaped Jewish history for thousands of years. Sarah and Hagar, two women – two worlds - faced each other.

Rachel Azaria: Yerushalmim – Jerusalemites

Who is Rachel Azaria? Would you have guessed that this dynamo is a religious, 35-year-old woman, mother of four children, ranging in ages from ten years to eight months?

Juliette Samama: Volunteer Par Excellence

Volunteerism is in her DNA. Juliette Samama was born in Tunis, Tunisia, daughter of Rav Ishua Shtrug, the rabbi, chazan (cantor), mohel (circumsciser) and shochet (ritual slaughterer) of the city’s Jewish community. He performed the functions of four men, yet did not draw a salary.

Esther Pollard: A True Woman of Valor

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

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?

Shurat Hadin – Justice

The lesson Nitsana derived from the case as a human-rights activist and a litigator inspired her to eventually establish the Israel Law Center called, Shurat Hadin to help victims of terrorism.

Goldie Michelson: A Century Of Jewish Commitment

Whenever new Russian immigrants arrived in Worcester, Goldie Michelson helped welcome them.

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.

Yom Yerushalayim

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

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.

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