You are here

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share

Palestine

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. 

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

elisheva_bichovsky-1.jpg

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

Rights
Public Domain

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

Related content:

Hayuta Busel

As a widowed pioneer and young mother, Hayuta Busel fought to expand options for women in Palestine.

Hayuta Busel

hayuta_busel.jpg
Hayuta Busel
Courtesy of Kibbutz Deganyah Aleph Archives/Wikimedia Commons.
Rights
Creative Commons (attribution non-commercial share alike)

Hayuta Busel

Courtesy of Kibbutz Deganyah Aleph Archives/Wikimedia Commons.

Related content:

Rahel Yanait Ben-Zvi

Long before she became First Lady of Israel, Rahel Yanait Ben-Zvi shaped the country by helping create many of its most important organizations.

Rahel Yanait Ben-Zvi, 1962

yitzhak_ben_zvi_-_rahel_yanait_1962.jpg
Rahel and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi at the President's residence in Jerusalem, 1962.
Courtesy of the Israel National Photo Collection via Wikimedia Commons
Rights
Public Domain

Rahel and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi at the President's residence in Jerusalem, 1962.

Courtesy of the Israel National Photo Collection via Wikimedia Commons

Related content:

Hemdah Ben-Yehuda

Hemdah Ben-Yehuda collaborated with her husband, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, to revive ancient Hebrew and make it a truly functional living language.

Hemdah and Eliezer Ben Yehuda, 1912

eliezer_und_hemda_ben_jehuda_im_jahre_1912.jpg
Hemdah and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda in 1912.
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Rights
Public Domain

Hemdah and Eliezer Ben-Yehuda in 1912.

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Related content:

Olga Belkind-Hankin

Although Olga Belkind-Hankin was a formidable pioneer and midwife in Palestine, her most visible legacy remains the land she helped her husband buy, which formed the basis of many of the first settlements.

Pages

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Palestine." (Viewed on May 6, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/palestine>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Sign Up for JWA eNews

 

Discover Education Programs

Join our growing community of educators.

view programs