This growing online collection contains reminiscences of a variety of recently deceased American Jewish women who made a difference in their community and beyond.
Why judo? She fell in love with judo, not for the self-defense it afforded, but because it calmed her down. She already knew how to defend herself. She decided to channel her immense reserve of energy into this sport that instilled self-control.
"Like 'The Man Who Came to Dinner,' I was the woman who came to Princeton."
She found that her feminism conflicted with the synagogue practice of denying women a place on the bimah. Only later did she [find] a sympathetic rabbi and a group of congregants who also believed in women’s equality.
I will remember Myra as a giving, passionate, courageous fighter for social justice for all and a lover of Israel and the Jewish people.
The First Amendment lost a champion with the April 11 death of the director of ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, who fought censorship for 40 years with courage, intelligence, and wit. A look back at the career of a library legend.
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "We Remember." (Viewed on November 24, 2014) <http://jwa.org/weremember/toc/K>.