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Schenirer-Sarah-1 - still image

Schenirer-Sarah-1 - still image

Sarah Schenirer was an unlikely revolutionary—a pious seamstress living in Poland. Yet it was this young woman who created Bais Ya'akov, the first educational system for Orthodox girls and a movement that continues to educate thousands of young women worldwide each year. In 2005, the seventieth anniversary of Sarah Schenirer's death, a group of women arranged for the restoration of her gravestone in the Cracow Jewish cemetery, which had been razed when the Plaszow concentration camp was built

Institution: Devorah Sandorfy Sabag, Jerusalem

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