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Pearl Lang

I was fortunate to see Pearl Lang dance in her signature piece, “Shirah” (or “Song”), in the late 1960s at Hunter College, which was known then as the place to go for modern dance performances. A famous dance series, “Angry Artists Against Viet Nam,” presented at Hunter in ’67, included Twyla Tharp, Eleo Pomare and […]

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Secret Life of Ordinary Housewife in WWII Berlin

Sigrid appears to be an ordinary Berlin housewife at the height of World War II stoically enduring air raids, food shortages and the absence of her husband at the Russian front as she slogs to and from her job. But the heroine of “City of Women” by David Gillham, has secrets. Consumed by thoughts of […]

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Girls Celebrate Jewish Heroines

Bais Rebbe Junior High of L.A., California, held a mother and daughter brunch in Honor of Yud Alef Chesvan; the yartzeit of Rochel Imeinu. The girls prepared a special presentation of special woman throughout Jewish history. Beginning with Sara Imanu, up until the woman of today, the girls spoke about the unique qualities we can […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 36 - June 27, 2012

Forty years ago this past week, Rabbi Sally Priesand was ordained as a Reform rabbi,thus making her the first woman rabbi to be ordained after the Holocaust. And in the years that followed, the Conservative movement continued to ordaining women, Recently Modern Orthodoxy has given women new leadership roles. While the government tries to find […]

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Why Are There So Many Prominent Jewish Pro-Choicers in Politics?

Michigan State Representative Lisa Brown has become a new heroine of the pro-choice movement, and she achieved this status both by invoking her Judaism and by using the word “vagina” on the State House Floor, during a heated debate of an omnibus anti-abortion bill. “Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested my vagina, […]

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Slave to a Vicious Master

People often ask me what’s wrong with casual smoking of hash or marijuana. I’ll tell you what’s wrong – these “light” substances are, to a certain extent, even more dangerous than heavy substances, because the problems they pose are not immediately obvious. A heroine addict is not likely to marry, and if he does, it […]

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Jewish heroine of Hanukkah

Aside from the story of Judah Maccabees, the rededication of the temple and the miracle of the oil, a lesser known story tell of charming and beautiful widow, Judith. She was the daughter of Yochanan the High Priest, father of the Hasmonean family who saved her village town of Bethulia, in the land of Judea […]

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Lessons from “A Lay Sermon by a Young Lady”

One hundred and twenty years ago today, Ray Frank delivered a historic sermon on what was the first night of Rosh Hashanah in Spokane, Washington. Ray Frank, featured in JWA’s History Makers exhibit, is one of those “complicated” heroines. She is a pioneer in that she was the first woman to speak from a synagogue […]

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Finding the Woman of Valor

Beyond Pearls and Merchant Shipsby Rivka Zakutinsky Drawing on Scripture, Talmud, and Midrash, analyzes King Solomon’s immortal text, both in Hebrew and English, with focus on each verse and an accompanying personage. Paints a vivid portrait gallery of heroines prominent and pivotal in Jewish history; heroines noted for their excellence of character and achievement.(175 Pages) […]

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No Greater Treasure

by Shoshana Lepon The author culls stories of extraordinary women from the Talmud and Midrash and skillfully weaves dialogue and detail to bring these inspiring figures to life. Sixteen true Jewish heroines and their unforgettable contributions to our legacy of faith.(190 Pages) Publisher: Feldheim/Targum, 2001

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Hannah Senesh

Her Life and Diary; 1st complete editionby Hannah Senesh The inspiring story of a remarkable life cut short. Hannah Senesh, poet and Israels national heroine, has come to be seen as a symbol of Jewish heroism. Safe in Palestine during World War II, she volunteered for a mission to help rescue fellow Jews in her […]

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Finding the Woman of Valor

Beyond Pearls and Merchant Shipsby Rivka Zakutinsky Drawing on Scripture, Talmud, and Midrash, analyzes King Solomon’s immortal text, both in Hebrew and English, with focus on each verse and an accompanying personage. Paints a vivid portrait gallery of heroines prominent and pivotal in Jewish history; heroines noted for their excellence of character and achievement.(175 Pages) […]

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Waiting for Rain

Reflections at the Turning of the Yearby Bryna Jocheved Levy In Israel, the High Holiday cycle marks the transition from summer to the rainy season. In Waiting for Rain, the acclaimed teacher Bryna Levy offers a compelling collection of meditations that examine the biblical and liturgical readings associated with the High Holidays, from Rosh Hashanah […]

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Out of Egypt

An illustrated adaptation of the Book of Exodus - Book or CDby Rabbi Moshe Moscowitz and David SokoloffIllustrated by: David Sokoloff and Jon Carter Ages 3 & up Out of Egypt - It’s a classic tale of good versus evil. It has all the elements of a captivating drama. A virtuous heroine. A wicked villain. […]

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Out of Egypt

An illustrated adaptation of the Book of Exodus - Book or CDby Rabbi Moshe Moscowitz and David SokoloffIllustrated by: David Sokoloff and Jon Carter Ages 3 & up Out of Egypt - It’s a classic tale of good versus evil. It has all the elements of a captivating drama. A virtuous heroine. A wicked villain. […]

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Waiting for Rain

Reflections at the Turning of the Yearby Bryna Jocheved Levy In Israel, the High Holiday cycle marks the transition from summer to the rainy season. In Waiting for Rain, the acclaimed teacher Bryna Levy offers a compelling collection of meditations that examine the biblical and liturgical readings associated with the High Holidays, from Rosh Hashanah […]

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No Greater Treasure

by Shoshana Lepon The author culls stories of extraordinary women from the Talmud and Midrash and skillfully weaves dialogue and detail to bring these inspiring figures to life. Sixteen true Jewish heroines and their unforgettable contributions to our legacy of faith.(190 Pages) Publisher: Feldheim/Targum, 2001

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The Final Solution is Life

A Chassidic Dyansty’s Story of Survival and Rebuildingby Laura Dekelman and Rebbetzin Chana Rubin This is a biography like few others. It is the story of a distinguished rabbinic and chassidic family of Hungary, a family that exemplified scholarship, piety, generosity and aristocracy of merit. The author, the renowned Muzsayer Rebbetzin, was a niece of […]

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Hannah Senesh

Her Life and Diary; 1st complete editionby Hannah Senesh The inspiring story of a remarkable life cut short. Hannah Senesh, poet and Israels national heroine, has come to be seen as a symbol of Jewish heroism. Safe in Palestine during World War II, she volunteered for a mission to help rescue fellow Jews in her […]

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The Final Solution is Life

A Chassidic Dyansty’s Story of Survival and Rebuildingby Laura Dekelman and Rebbetzin Chana Rubin This is a biography like few others. It is the story of a distinguished rabbinic and chassidic family of Hungary, a family that exemplified scholarship, piety, generosity and aristocracy of merit. The author, the renowned Muzsayer Rebbetzin, was a niece of […]

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Hannah Senesh

Her Life and Diary; 1st complete editionby Hannah Senesh The inspiring story of a remarkable life cut short. Hannah Senesh, poet and Israels national heroine, has come to be seen as a symbol of Jewish heroism. Safe in Palestine during World War II, she volunteered for a mission to help rescue fellow Jews in her […]

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The Final Solution is Life

A Chassidic Dyansty’s Story of Survival and Rebuildingby Laura Dekelman and Rebbetzin Chana Rubin This is a biography like few others. It is the story of a distinguished rabbinic and chassidic family of Hungary, a family that exemplified scholarship, piety, generosity and aristocracy of merit. The author, the renowned Muzsayer Rebbetzin, was a niece of […]

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Best Friends

by Elisabeth ReuterIllustrated by: Elisabeth Reuter Ages 4-7, 8-11 A perfect introduction for children to ‘Kristallnacht’ (the night of the broken glass) and the Holocaust. Lisa and Judith, one German and the other Jewish, are best friends, until the Nazi propaganda machine at school declares that ‘Jews cause all the problems in Germany!’Elisabeth Reuter is […]

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Fireflies in the Dark

The Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezinby Susan Goldman Rubin Ages 8-11 A nonfiction account of Terezin were a little known heroine, who tried valiantly to protect children from the horrors of the concentration camp. More than a biography of Dicker-Brandeis’ life, it offers the facts about Adolf Hitler and his attempt […]

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Paradise Park

A Novelby Allegra Goodman In Paradise Park Allegra Goodman introduces one of the most endearing, exasperating, and indomitable heroines in modern literature: Sharon Spiegelman. Abandoned by her Israeli folk-dancing partner, Gary, in a Honolulu hotel room, Sharon realizes she could return to Boston - and her estranged family - or listen to that little voice […]

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When I Lived in Modern Times

by Linda Grant In the spring of 1946, Evelyn Sert stands on the deck of a ship bound for Palestine. For the twenty year-old from London, it is a time of adventure and change when all things seem possible. Swept up in the spirited, chaotic churning of her new strange country, she first joins a […]

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Madeleine - Hebrew Version

by Ludwig Bemelmans Ages 4-7 ‘In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines’ lives plucky Madeline with 11 other girls under the care of the kind Miss Clavel. Madeline wakes up in the night with appendicitis and is rushed off to the hospital. The other girls visit Madeline after the operation and […]

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Letters from Rifka

Rifka’s family had to leave her behind. Will she ever see them again?by Karen Hesse Ages 8-12 Rifka knows nothing about America when she flees from Russia with her family in 1919. But she dreams that in the new country she will at last be safe from the Russian soldiers and their harsh treatment of […]

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The Seder in Herlin

and other storiesby Gershon Kranzler Ages 12+ Exciting and inspiring adventures of Jewish girls in a variety of settings around the world, from the Holocaust to Vietnam to Israel, and from Moscow to the Long Island Railroad. The young heroines of these stories will inspire Jewish teenagers to recognize the workings of Divine Providence in […]

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Fireflies in the Dark

The Story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and the Children of Terezinby Susan Goldman Rubin Ages 8-11 A nonfiction account of Terezin were a little known heroine, who tried valiantly to protect children from the horrors of the concentration camp. More than a biography of Dicker-Brandeis’ life, it offers the facts about Adolf Hitler and his attempt […]

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