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Rebecca Sieff

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Rebecca Sieff played an active role in the struggle for women’s rights and the Zionist movement. She was one of the passionate women who, dissatisfied with the position allotted them by the Zionist leadership, established an independent women’s organization: WIZO, the Women's International Zionist Organization

Institution: WIZO

Rebecca Sieff played an active role in the struggle for women’s rights and the Zionist movement. She was one of the passionate women who, dissatisfied with the position allotted them by the Zionist leadership, established an independent women’s organization: WIZO, the Women's International Zionist Organization

Institution: WIZO

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Esther Herlitz

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Esther Herlitz.
Esther Herlitz.

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Frieda Warburg, 1936

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Frieda Warburg, 1936.
Courtesy of the 92nd Street Y, New York City.
Frieda Warburg, 1936.
Courtesy of the 92nd Street Y, New York City.

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Rina Yerushalmi, August 2002

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Israeli theater director and choreographer Rina Yerushalmi, shown here in August 2002.
Courtesy of Rina Yerushalmi.
Israeli theater director and choreographer Rina Yerushalmi, shown here in August 2002.
Courtesy of Rina Yerushalmi.

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Rahel Bluwstein with her Sisters

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The "founding mother" of modern Hebrew poetry by women, Rahel Bluwstein achieved in death the status of a national cultural icon. She appears here (top) with her sisters, Batsheva, Berta, and Liza, in Russia during World War I.

Institution: Uri Milstein

The "founding mother" of modern Hebrew poetry by women, Rahel Bluwstein achieved in death the status of a national cultural icon. She appears here (top) with her sisters, Batsheva, Berta, and Liza, in Russia during World War I.

Institution: Uri Milstein

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Kashariyot, Tema Sznajderman, Bela Hazan, and Lonka Korzybrodska

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(L to R) Tema Sznajderman, Bela Hazan, and Lonka Korzybrodska, members of the He-Halutz ha-Za’ir-Dror movement and of a group of young women known as the kashariyot, who smuggled documents, weapons, newspapers, money, medical supplies, news, forged identity cards, ammunition—and other Jews—into and out of the ghettos.
Courtesy of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.
(L to R) Tema Sznajderman, Bela Hazan, and Lonka Korzybrodska, members of the He-Halutz ha-Za’ir-Dror movement and of a group of young women known as the kashariyot, who smuggled documents, weapons, newspapers, money, medical supplies, news, forged identity cards, ammunition—and other Jews—into and out of the ghettos.
Courtesy of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.

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Zena Harman

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Zena Harman.
Photograph by Werner Braun, courtesy of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Zena Harman.
Photograph by Werner Braun, courtesy of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Judith Steiner-Freud

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Judith Steiner-Freud, a graduate of the Henrietta Szold Hadassah School of Nursing, became the director of her alma mater, as well as Deputy Dean of nursing in the medical faculty of Hadassah and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and thus had an important influence on the development of nursing education and practice in Israel.

Courtesy of Judith Steiner-Freud

Judith Steiner-Freud, a graduate of the Henrietta Szold Hadassah School of Nursing, became the director of her alma mater, as well as Deputy Dean of nursing in the medical faculty of Hadassah and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and thus had an important influence on the development of nursing education and practice in Israel.

Courtesy of Judith Steiner-Freud

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Gussie Wyner, July 1931

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Gussie Wyner in July 1931, turning the first shovel of soil for a new maintenance building and power plant at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston. The building was paid for by the proceeds of the Life Membership Fund of the Beth Israel Women's Auxiliary, which she founded.
Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society.
Gussie Wyner in July 1931, turning the first shovel of soil for a new maintenance building and power plant at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston. The building was paid for by the proceeds of the Life Membership Fund of the Beth Israel Women's Auxiliary, which she founded.
Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society.

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Trude Weiss-Rosmarin

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Trude Weiss-Rosmarin.
Courtesy of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Trude Weiss-Rosmarin.
Courtesy of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.

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