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Lisa Loeb

The first singer to have a Number One single in the US without a recording contract, Lisa Loeb has since proven that she is no one-hit wonder with a dozen albums to her credit.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Hailed as the “Scream Queen” for her 1978 film debut in Halloween and her work in other slasher films, Jamie Lee Curtis defied expectations through her roles in A Fish Called Wanda and The Heidi Chronicles.

Feiga's Choice: Tracing One Family's History of Resilience from South Africa to Ukraine

Tess Peacock comes from a long line of strong Jewish women. As a South African human rights attorney, she believes passionately in equality and dignity for all. It’s a value she learned from her mother, Judy Favish—a former anti-apartheid activist now on staff at the University of Cape Town where she works to ensure equal access to education for all.  Judy’s mother was a pioneering doctor working in the townships. Her father Mannie was an attorney known for his integrity, compassion, and pursuit of fairness.

Tess and Judy Favish in Verba, Ukraine

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Tess and Judy Favish in Verba, Ukraine, home of Judy’s grandmother Feiga Shamis.
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Tess and Judy Favish in Verba, Ukraine, home of Judy’s grandmother Feiga Shamis.

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Lisa Loeb, June 2, 2011

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Lisa Loeb in Chicago, June 2, 2011.
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Lisa Loeb in Chicago, June 2, 2011.

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Jamie Lee Curtis, 2015

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Jamie Lee Curtis at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con.
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Jamie Lee Curtis at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con.

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Leslea Newman with "I Carry My Mother"

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Leslea Newman and her book "I Carry My Mother."
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Leslea Newman and her book "I Carry My Mother."

Roz Chast with her Book, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

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Roz Chast with her memoir, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
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Roz Chast with her memoir, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

Steve Benson on Irena Sendler's Heroism

This Week in History: On October 20, 1943, Irena Sendler committed one final act of heroism before her capture by the Nazis: hiding a list of the true identities of thousands of children she had saved so they might be reunited with their families after the war. Steve Benson describes her bravery and her massive impact on thousands of survivors.
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This Week in History: On October 20, 1943, Irena Sendler committed one final act of heroism before her capture by the Nazis: hiding a list of the true identities of thousands of children she had saved so they might be reunited with their families after the war. Steve Benson describes her bravery and her massive impact on thousands of survivors.

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