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Leni Yahil

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Leni Yahil.
Courtesy of Leni Yahil.
Leni Yahil.
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Gladys Rosen

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Researcher and historian in Judaic studies, Gladys Rosen used her knowledge and experience to broaden the appeal and approach of Jewish history. She helped bring the study of Jewish history into American high schools and has also influenced the field of continuing education in Jewish studies.

Institution: American Jewish Historical Society

Researcher and historian in Judaic studies, Gladys Rosen used her knowledge and experience to broaden the appeal and approach of Jewish history. She helped bring the study of Jewish history into American high schools and has also influenced the field of continuing education in Jewish studies.

Institution: American Jewish Historical Society

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Sally Priesand at Hebrew Union College with Rabbinical Students

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What is history to one generation is commonplace to another. Here is Sally Priesand (center) on her visit to Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion on the twenty-fifth anniversary of her graduation. Everyone else in the picture is a rabbinical student, except for Karla Goldman, second from right, a faculty member.

Institution: Karla Goldman

What is history to one generation is commonplace to another. Here is Sally Priesand (center) on her visit to Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion on the twenty-fifth anniversary of her graduation. Everyone else in the picture is a rabbinical student, except for Karla Goldman, second from right, a faculty member.

Institution: Karla Goldman

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Dalia Ofer

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Having grown up in the shadow of the Holocaust, historian Dalia Ofer studied multiple aspects of its events and after-effects by researching the social and gendered history of the Holocaust and the linguistic and sociological ramifications on present day Israel.
Institution: Dalia Ofer
Having grown up in the shadow of the Holocaust, historian Dalia Ofer studied multiple aspects of its events and after-effects by researching the social and gendered history of the Holocaust and the linguistic and sociological ramifications on present day Israel.
Institution: Dalia Ofer

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Deborah Moore

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Social historian Deborah Dash Moore.
Photograph courtesy of Mik Moore.
Social historian Deborah Dash Moore.
Photograph courtesy of Mik Moore.

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Nehama Leibowitz

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Nehama Leibowitz.
Courtesy of Jewish Agency for Israel.
Nehama Leibowitz.
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Chaile Kaulla

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Chaile Kaulla with her husband and son.
Courtesy of Gidal-Bildarchiv/Salomon Ludwig Steinheim-Bildarchiv für deutsch-jüdische Geshichte e.g., Duisberg
Chaile Kaulla with her husband and son.
Courtesy of Gidal-Bildarchiv/Salomon Ludwig Steinheim-Bildarchiv für deutsch-jüdische Geshichte e.g., Duisberg

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Healing Service Published by Central Synagogue

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"Healing Service" published by Central Synagogue, a Reform congregation in New York City. Women's spiritual expression has gone beyond seeking equality with men to embrace female-specific forms and contexts.
Institution: Eleanor Leff Jewish Women’s Resource Center (JWRC) of the National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section

"Healing Service" published by Central Synagogue, a Reform congregation in New York City. Women's spiritual expression has gone beyond seeking equality with men to embrace female-specific forms and contexts.
Institution: Eleanor Leff Jewish Women’s Resource Center (JWRC) of the National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section

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Simhat Bat Guide to the Ceremony

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Over the past quarter of a century, feminists have developed a variety of new rituals to highlight women's life cycle events, in some cases building on traditional forms of female-oriented ritual. One example is the Simhat Bat ceremony to welcome baby girls, which finds precedent in the Zeved ha-Bat birth ceremonies held in past and present Sephardi, North African, and Syrian communities. Pictured here is a guide to the Simhat Bat ceremony published by the Jewish Women's Resource Center of the National Council of Jewish Women.

Institution: Eleanor Leff Jewish Women’s Resource Center (JWRC) of the National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section

Over the past quarter of a century, feminists have developed a variety of new rituals to highlight women's life cycle events, in some cases building on traditional forms of female-oriented ritual. One example is the Simhat Bat ceremony to welcome baby girls, which finds precedent in the Zeved ha-Bat birth ceremonies held in past and present Sephardi, North African, and Syrian communities. Pictured here is a guide to the Simhat Bat ceremony published by the Jewish Women's Resource Center of the National Council of Jewish Women.

Institution: Eleanor Leff Jewish Women’s Resource Center (JWRC) of the National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section

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Deborah Lipstadt

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Deborah Lipstadt.
Photograph by Jillian Edelstein, courtesy of Deborah Lipstadt.
Deborah Lipstadt.
Photograph by Jillian Edelstein, courtesy of Deborah Lipstadt.

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