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Civil Service

Rahel Yanait Ben-Zvi

Long before she became First Lady of Israel, Rahel Yanait Ben-Zvi shaped the country by helping create many of its most important organizations.

Rahel Yanait Ben-Zvi, 1962

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Rahel and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi at the President's residence in Jerusalem, 1962.
Courtesy of the Israel National Photo Collection via Wikimedia Commons
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Rahel and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi at the President's residence in Jerusalem, 1962.

Courtesy of the Israel National Photo Collection via Wikimedia Commons

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Harriet B. Lowenstein, 1918

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Harriet B. Lowenstein in 1918.
Photo courtesy of the Archives of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
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Harriet B. Lowenstein in 1918.
Photo courtesy of the Archives of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

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Shulamit Aloni

Shulamit Aloni, the first Israeli woman to successfully found a political party, brought her zeal for education and empowerment to her career in the Knesset, helping generations of Israelis learn—and fight for—their rights.

Hedva Almog

As commanding officer of the Israeli Army’s Women’s Corps, Hedva Almog created training programs and promotion opportunities for female officers, working to create a better environment for the women who followed her.

Hedva Almog, August 5, 2011

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Hedva Almog at Wikimania on August 5, 2011.
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Hedva Almog at Wikimania on August 5, 2011.

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“Hatikvah” of Stav Shaffir

Often, when I see an article about Israel in a magazine or a newspaper, a gnawing sense of despair wells up in my chest. As the country’s political and class conflicts seems to stagnate and worsen, I have found it easier to avoid such news altogether. I don’t like feeling that way. I hate feeling that way. Though I may not always agree with the actions of the state, I am invested in Israel and want her to succeed and thrive. But as I grow older and more aware, my cynicism often diminishes my capacity for hope.

Stav Shaffir

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Stav Shaffir, Israel's youngest member of the Knesset.
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Stav Shaffir, Israel's youngest member of the Knesset.

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Representative Gladys Noon Spellman

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United States Representative Gladys Noon Spellman, from Maryland's 5th congressional district, 1975-1981.
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United States Representative Gladys Noon Spellman, from Maryland's 5th congressional district, 1975-1981.

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Gladys Noon Spellman

During her five years in Congress, Gladys Noon Spellman was a voice for fiscal reform.

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