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Marcia Falk

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Poet, translator, liturgist and artist, Marcia Falk's spiritual and linguistic sensibilities shine forth in works full of literary imagery and inspiration.

Institution: Marcia Falk.

Poet, translator, liturgist and artist, Marcia Falk's spiritual and linguistic sensibilities shine forth in works full of literary imagery and inspiration.

Institution: Marcia Falk.

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Judith Kaplan Eisenstein with Her Family, circa 1930s

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The first American woman to celebrate a Bat Mitzvah, Judith Kaplan Eisenstein (1909 – 1996) later contributed to her culture as a successful composer and musicologist, publishing the first Jewish songbook for children. She is shown here in the early 1930s embarking on a trip with her family.

From left to right: Her sister, Naomi; her mother, Lena; her husband, Rabbi Ira Eisenstein; Judith; her father, Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan; and her sisters Selma and Hadassah.

Institution: The Ira and Judith Kaplan Eisenstein Reconstructionist Archives, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

The first American woman to celebrate a Bat Mitzvah, Judith Kaplan Eisenstein (1909 – 1996) later contributed to her culture as a successful composer and musicologist, publishing the first Jewish songbook for children. She is shown here in the early 1930s embarking on a trip with her family.

From left to right: Her sister, Naomi; her mother, Lena; her husband, Rabbi Ira Eisenstein; Judith; her father, Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan; and her sisters Selma and Hadassah.

Institution: The Ira and Judith Kaplan Eisenstein Reconstructionist Archives, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

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Dalia Ravikovitch

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The first woman poet in Hebrew of her generation, Dalia Ravikovitch was an instant success in the male-dominated field of the time. Her lyrical words enable us to accompany her as she "travels" through both real worlds and those of her imagination.

Institution: Dalia Ravikovitch

The first woman poet in Hebrew of her generation, Dalia Ravikovitch was an instant success in the male-dominated field of the time. Her lyrical words enable us to accompany her as she "travels" through both real worlds and those of her imagination.

Institution: Dalia Ravikovitch

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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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Tombstone of Hannah de Leon

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Tombstone of Hannah de Leon, who made her home available to her fellow worshippers during the rebuilding of the community synagogue after the hurricane of 1772.

Institution: Mordechai Arbell Collection, Diaspora Museum.

Tombstone of Hannah de Leon, who made her home available to her fellow worshippers during the rebuilding of the community synagogue after the hurricane of 1772.

Institution: Mordechai Arbell Collection, Diaspora Museum.

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The Graduating Class of Prospect Park Bnos Leah Girls High School in Brooklyn, New York, 2005

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The 2005 graduating class of Prospect Park Bnos Leah Girls' High School, a Bais Ya'akov in Brooklyn, New York.

Photographer: Barry Studios; Institution: Yocheved Ehrenpreis, New York

The 2005 graduating class of Prospect Park Bnos Leah Girls' High School, a Bais Ya'akov in Brooklyn, New York.

Photographer: Barry Studios; Institution: Yocheved Ehrenpreis, New York

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The Student Body of the Beth Jacob School of Detroit, Michigan, 1960

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The student body of the Beth Jacob School of Detroit, Michigan, in 1960.

Institution: Chavi Sperka, Detroit.

The student body of the Beth Jacob School of Detroit, Michigan, in 1960.

Institution: Chavi Sperka, Detroit.

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Rokhl Auerbakh

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"Giving voice to the victims": Rokhl Auerbach (1903–1976), a member of the Polish-Jewish literary elite, ran a soup kitchen in the Warsaw Ghetto while simultaneously in her writing recording the voices of its captive inhabitants. She ultimately survived the war by passing herself off as an "Aryan," and went on to found the Department for the Collection of Witness Testimony at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

Institution: By the Last Way, by Rokhl Auerbach (Tel Aviv: 1977)

"Giving voice to the victims": Rokhl Auerbach (1903–1976), a member of the Polish-Jewish literary elite, ran a soup kitchen in the Warsaw Ghetto while simultaneously in her writing recording the voices of its captive inhabitants. She ultimately survived the war by passing herself off as an "Aryan," and went on to found the Department for the Collection of Witness Testimony at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

Institution: By the Last Way, by Rokhl Auerbach (Tel Aviv: 1977)

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Israela Oron and Esther Herlitz at "Dor l'Dor Yabia Omer" in Sarafand, June 19, 1996

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Brigadier General Israela Oron, O.C Women's Corps, and Esther Herlitz, presenter, at "Dor l'Dor Yabia Omer," a meeting held on the occasion of a visit of Women Veterans of ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) and WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force) to the Chen Training Camp in Sarafand, June 19, 1996.

Institution: Esther Herlitz

Brigadier General Israela Oron, O.C Women's Corps, and Esther Herlitz, presenter, at "Dor l'Dor Yabia Omer," a meeting held on the occasion of a visit of Women Veterans of ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) and WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force) to the Chen Training Camp in Sarafand, June 19, 1996.

Institution: Esther Herlitz

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ATS Recruits and Instructors at Sarafand Training Depot, February 1943.

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A company of ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) recruits and instructors at the Sarafand training depot, February 1943.

British Commanding Officer Major Pratt is in the second row from the bottom, fourth from left.

Institution: Esther Herlitz

A company of ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) recruits and instructors at the Sarafand training depot, February 1943.

British Commanding Officer Major Pratt is in the second row from the bottom, fourth from left.

Institution: Esther Herlitz

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