This Week in History
The movie When Harry Met Sally, which follows characters Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) and Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) through several decades of searching for love as they debate whether a ma
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This Week: July 9 - July 15
Abigail Levy Franks, the most noted of American Jewish colonial letter writers, wrote her son Naphtali, admonishing him to eat nothing but "bread & butter" wherever food preparation was "not done after our Strict Judiacall [kosher] method."
Jennie Tourel, beloved opera singer and one of the first artists to teach in Israel, performed alongside Leonard Bernstein atop Mount Scopus to commemorate the end of the Six-Day War.
Hortense Calisher's award-winning short story "The Middle Drawer" was published in the New Yorker magazine.
"Still Crossing," a dance choreographed by Liz Lerman, was performed in Manhattan's Battery Park as part of the celebration of the centennial of the Statue of Liberty.
"When Harry Met Sally," with a screenplay by Nora Ephron, was released. The screenplay was later nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.
Death of political activist and trade unionist Clara Lemlich Shavelson.
Tillie Lewis, who introduced Italian tomatoes to America, opened the first cannery owned by a woman on her 34th birthday.
"I felt for a long time that I had lost my voice, and I feel that I am getting it back." - Activist Daphni Leef
Lyricist Dorothy Fields, who wrote the classics "On the Sunny Side of the Street" and "The Way You Look Tonight," was born.
Though her equipment and work was destroyed in wartime Europe, photographer Jeanne Mandello created a new life for herself in South America.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: July 9 – July 15." (Viewed on July 15, 2018) <https://jwa.org/thisweek>.