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Linda Lingle elected Governor of Hawaii

November 5, 2002

Linda Lingle became the first female and first Jew to be elected Governor in the state of Hawaii.

Founding of Women's American ORT

October 12, 1927

Women's American ORT was founded in a Brooklyn kitchen.

Hannah Maisel Shohat

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Hannah Maisel Shohat.
Courtesy of Esther Carmel-Hakim.
Hannah Maisel Shohat.
Courtesy of Esther Carmel-Hakim.

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Rahel Bluwstein with her Sisters

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The "founding mother" of modern Hebrew poetry by women, Rahel Bluwstein achieved in death the status of a national cultural icon. She appears here (top) with her sisters, Batsheva, Berta, and Liza, in Russia during World War I.

Institution: Uri Milstein

The "founding mother" of modern Hebrew poetry by women, Rahel Bluwstein achieved in death the status of a national cultural icon. She appears here (top) with her sisters, Batsheva, Berta, and Liza, in Russia during World War I.

Institution: Uri Milstein

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Shulamit Goldstein

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Shulamit Goldstein.
Courtesy of Shulamit Goldstein
Shulamit Goldstein.
Courtesy of Shulamit Goldstein

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Rahel Bluwstein, 1917

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Rahel Bluwstein in Russia, 1917: "Ani Odeni Poh v'Mamtina Odeni" (I am still here and still waiting). Stranded in France and Russia by World War I, she was able to return to her beloved Palestine in 1919.

Institution: Uri Milstein

Rahel Bluwstein in Russia, 1917: "Ani Odeni Poh v'Mamtina Odeni" (I am still here and still waiting). Stranded in France and Russia by World War I, she was able to return to her beloved Palestine in 1919.

Institution: Uri Milstein

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"Neve Shalom" Synagogue in Paramaribo, Surinam

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The "Neve Shalom" synagogue in Paramaribo, Surinam, built in 1975. The sand on the floor reflects a custom of communities of "the Nation" (Spanish and Portuguese descent) in the Carribean. Different explanations for this tradition include: to memorialize the wandering of the Jews in the desert; as a reminder of the destruction of the Temple and the Land of Israel— or perhaps just to prevent dampness and bugs.

Photographer: Micha Bar-Am.

Institution: Mordechai Arbell Collection, Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv.

The "Neve Shalom" synagogue in Paramaribo, Surinam, built in 1975. The sand on the floor reflects a custom of communities of "the Nation" (Spanish and Portuguese descent) in the Carribean. Different explanations for this tradition include: to memorialize the wandering of the Jews in the desert; as a reminder of the destruction of the Temple and the Land of Israel— or perhaps just to prevent dampness and bugs.

Photographer: Micha Bar-Am.

Institution: Mordechai Arbell Collection, Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv.

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Map of the Jewish Communities in the Caribbean Island Region

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A map of the Jewish Communities in the Caribbean Island Region.

Institution: Mordechai Arbell Collection, Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv.

A map of the Jewish Communities in the Caribbean Island Region.

Institution: Mordechai Arbell Collection, Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv.

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Yehudith Birk

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Yehudith Birk was awarded the 1998 Israel Prize for her research on nutritional biochemistry, which has increased our understanding of the anti-cancer properties of legume proteins, including such Israeli favorites as soy and humus.

Institution: Yehudith Birk.

Yehudith Birk was awarded the 1998 Israel Prize for her research on nutritional biochemistry, which has increased our understanding of the anti-cancer properties of legume proteins, including such Israeli favorites as soy and humus.

Institution: Yehudith Birk.

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Bessie Gotsfeld

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Bessie Gotsfeld.
Courtesy of AMIT Archives.
Bessie Gotsfeld.
Courtesy of AMIT Archives.

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