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Marwa Sayed, a Leader in the Community

Marwa Sayed was the first Hijabi I ever met. I was a freshman in high school and she was a junior. A force to be reckoned with, she terrified me. She had strong convictions for equality and justice from which she did not back down. I served on student council with her at Boston University Academy (the high school we both attended) for two years, and during that time she led the charge to abolish the dress code and to establish gender neutral bathrooms. 

Hannah Szenes, 1944, cropped

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Hannah Szenes in a Hungarian army uniform as a Purim costume, 1944.
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Hannah Szenes in a Hungarian army uniform as a Purim costume, 1944.

Hannah Szenes in Uniform, 1944

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Hannah Szenes in a Hungarian army uniform as a Purim costume, 1944.
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Hannah Szenes in a Hungarian army uniform as a Purim costume, 1944.

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Steve Benson on Tovah Feldshuh in Golda's Balcony

This Week in History: On October 15, 2003, Tovah Feldshuh premiered in Golda's Balcony, a one-woman show about Golda Meir. Steve Benson remembers how the role capped Feldshuh's already impressive career.
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This Week in History: On October 15, 2003, Tovah Feldshuh premiered in Golda's Balcony, a one-woman show about Golda Meir. Steve Benson remembers how the role capped Feldshuh's already impressive career.

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This Week in History: On October 15, 2003, Tovah Feldshuh premiered in Golda's Balcony, a one-woman show about Golda Meir. Steve Benson remembers how the role capped Feldshuh's already impressive career.
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This Week in History: On October 15, 2003, Tovah Feldshuh premiered in Golda's Balcony, a one-woman show about Golda Meir. Steve Benson remembers how the role capped Feldshuh's already impressive career.

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.
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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.

Steve Benson on Ruth Gruber

This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.
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This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.

Elisheva Cohen

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Israeli curator Elisheva Cohen (1911-1989).

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Israeli curator Elisheva Cohen (1911-1989).

Elisheva Bichovsky

As one of Palestine’s first Hebrew poets, Elisheva Bichovsky helped shape the emerging country’s new literary scene.

Elisheva Bichovsky in Israel, 1936

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Poet, writer, and translator Elisheva Bichovsky (1888-1949) in Israel in 1936.

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Poet, writer, and translator Elisheva Bichovsky (1888-1949) in Israel in 1936.

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