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Activism

Tamar Eshel

A lifelong diplomat with a strong record of defending women’s rights and human rights, Tamar Eshel capped her career with two terms as a member of the Knesset from 1977–1984.

Ruth Dreifuss

In Switzerland, where women did not get the right to vote until 1971, Ruth Dreifuss made history when she became the country’s first woman president in 1999.

Gusta Dawidson Draenger

Defiant to the end, Gusta Dawidson Draenger wrote Justina’s Diary, her account of the partisan struggles against the Nazis, on toilet paper in a Gestapo prison and inspired others to persevere when all hope seemed lost.

Steve Benson on Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein Moving in Together Thumbnail

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Thumbnail from video of Steve Benson speaking about when Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein moved in together. This Week in History: On September 9, 1910, Alice B. Toklas moved in with Gertrude Stein. Steve Benson considers how this turn-of-the-century power couple made their home a focal point for a generation of writers and artists.
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Thumbnail from video of Steve Benson speaking about when Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein moved in together. This Week in History: On September 9, 1910, Alice B. Toklas moved in with Gertrude Stein. Steve Benson considers how this turn-of-the-century power couple made their home a focal point for a generation of writers and artists.

Steve Benson on Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein Moving in Together

This Week in History: On September 9, 1910, Alice B. Toklas moved in with Gertrude Stein. Steve Benson considers how this turn-of-the-century power couple made their home a focal point for a generation of writers and artists.
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This Week in History: On September 9, 1910, Alice B. Toklas moved in with Gertrude Stein. Steve Benson considers how this turn-of-the-century power couple made their home a focal point for a generation of writers and artists.

Kindness Wins: An Interview with Galit Breen

Galit Breen is a writer who works to combat body-shaming and create safe conversation spaces on the Internet. We chatted about cyberbullying, her new book, and how Judaism informs her activism. 

Galit Breen

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Writer Galit Breen.
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Writer Galit Breen.

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Galit Breen and Her Husband at Their Wedding

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Galit Breen and her husband at their wedding.

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Galit Breen and her husband at their wedding.

Galit Breen with Her Family

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Galit Breen with her family.

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Galit Breen with her family.

Galit Breen Cyberbulling Examples

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An example of the cyberbulling Galit Breen has faced.

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An example of the cyberbulling Galit Breen has faced.

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