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Rivka Haut

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Orthodox feminist activist Rivka Haut.
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Orthodox feminist activist Rivka Haut.

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Rivka Haut, 1942 - 2014

I came to know Rivka over forty years ago, through the learned book that her husband, Rabbi Irwin Haut, wrote about the agunah problem. Whether she influenced him to write or whether his work inducted her into the world of agunah activism, I do not know, but she became increasingly passionate about helping agunot, hands on as well as dealing with the theoretical-halakhic issues.

Shulamit Aloni, 1928 - 2014

When Shulamit Aloni, one of Israel’s first feminist leaders, presented a bill protecting women from domestic violence, some of her male fellow MKs mocked her. “Go back to the kitchen and get me a cup of coffee,” some of the men said, laughing, as they dismissed the seriousness of her work.

Shulamit Aloni, circa 1940s

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Politican and Israeli feminist activist Shulamit Aloni in the 1940s.
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Politican and Israeli feminist activist Shulamit Aloni in the 1940s.

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Shulamit Aloni

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Politician and Israeli feminist activist Shulamit Aloni.
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Politician and Israeli feminist activist Shulamit Aloni.

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Rebecca Solomon's The Governess, circa 1851

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Rebecca Solomon's The Governess, circa 1851.
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Rebecca Solomon's The Governess, circa 1851.
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Birth of Victorian painter Rebecca Solomon

September 26, 1832

"That Rebecca Solomon was among the first Jewish women artists, if not the first, makes her career and artwork even more important.”

Rebecca Solomon's The Wounded Dove, 1866

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Rebecca Solomon's The Wounded Dove, 1866. Public domain.

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Rebecca Solomon's The Wounded Dove, 1866. Public domain.

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Pearl Bernstein Max

Pearl Bernstein Max directed the staggering work of fusing four different colleges—City, Hunter, Brooklyn, and Queens—into the City University of New York.

Anna Margolin

Under the name Anna Margolin, Rosa Lebensboim wrote what critics called some of the finest Yiddish poetry of the earliest twentieth century.

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