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Civil Service

Harriet B. Lowenstein, 1918

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Harriet B. Lowenstein in 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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Hedva Almog at Wikimania on August 5, 2011.
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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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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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