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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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Rahel Bluwstein

Rahel Bluwstein is rightfully considered the “founding mother” of modern Hebrew poetry by women. Rahel’s affiliation with the avant-garde group of Second Aliyah pioneers, her dedication to Zionist ideals and her agonizing death, made her a symbol in the eyes of the Israeli public—and her mythic status persists to this day.

Nehamah Pukhachewsky

Nehamah Pukhachewsky's protofeminist Hebrew writing provide a rationale for her lifelong activism on behalf of Jewish women.

Poland: Interwar

Like every other historical analysis of interwar Polish Jewry, the story of Jewish women is a story interrupted tragically by the destruction of Polish Jewry in the Holocaust. Many of the trends discussed above had just begun to make their mark on the nature of that three million strong community. Nevertheless, they are still deserving of scholarly attention. Unless and until the missing fifty-two percent of Polish Jews are factored into the historical narrative, that story will remain incomplete.

Ana Pauker

Romanian Communist leader and Romania’s Foreign Minister from 1947 to 1952, the first woman in the modern world ever to hold so senior a ministerial postion.

Moshavah

The moshavah, the Hebrew version of what is known world-wide as a village, was the pioneer settlement type of the Jews in Palestine. It was based on private ownership of the land, one-family based agricultural homesteads and free patterns of marketing, consuming and economic organization.

Mo'ezet Ha-Po'alot (Council of Women Workers)

Founded in 1921 following the establishment of the Histadrut (General Federation of Workers in Israel), the Mo’ezet ha-Po’alot (Council of Women Workers) was the elected apparatus of Histadrut women, subordinated to the Va’ad ha-Po’el, the executive committee of the Histadrut.

Sarah Malkhin

Sarah Malkhin, one of the first women agricultural laborers of the Second [jwa_encyclopedia_glossary:293]Aliyah[/jwa_encyclopedia_glossary] (1904–1914), died at the age of sixty-four in the first year of the State of Israel. Since she had been ill for many years, she was not even aware of the dramatic events transpiring all around her. Her death prompted many veteran Israelis to recall the achievements of the small group of trailblazing female laborers of the Second Aliyah, who had faced immense opposition and challenges in their lifetimes and whose influence would be felt only many years later.

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