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International Relations

Rebekah Bettelheim Kohut

Rebekah Bettelheim Kohut spent her life caring for others, from managing domestic responsibilities for her sick husband and eight stepchildren to great causes like rebuilding Jewish communities after World War I.

Ruth Nussbaum preserves a Torah on Kristallnacht

November 10, 1938

Ruth Nussbaum preserves a Torah on Kristallnacht.

Kathryn Wasserman Davis, 1907 - 2013

In 1998, at the age of 91, she took up kayaking, making regular excursions on the Hudson River and along the coast and on the lakes of Maine. As a result of these experiences, she became a significant supporter of environmental organizations.

Laura Margolis: The Heroine of Shanghai

At JWA, we love to see other organizations (and not just women’s organizations) sharing and celebrating the stories of unheralded Jewish women.

Charlotte Jacobson, 1914 - 2010

She traveled the world in defense of Jewish rights, meeting with refuseniks and facing commissars in the Soviet Union, and advocating freedom of worship and emigration in front of the leaders of Syria and Egypt. She also defended Israel and the Jewish people in the halls and overseas conferences of the United Nations.

Nita M. Lowey elected to House of Representatives

November 8, 1988

Nita M. Lowey was elected to the House of Representatives from New York.

Linda Lingle elected Governor of Hawaii

November 5, 2002

Linda Lingle became the first female and first Jew to be elected Governor in the state of Hawaii.

Barbara Walters becomes highest-paid journalist

October 4, 1976

When she joined the ABC evening news as a co-anchor, Barbara Walters became the highest paid journalist, male or female, up to that time.

Bella Abzug Addresses Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing

September 12, 1995

Addressing the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, Bella Abzug declared, "We are bringing women into politics to change the nature of politics, to change the vision, to change the institutions."

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright reveals her Jewish origins

February 3, 1997

Newly installed U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright revealed the uncovering of her Jewish origins.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "International Relations." (Viewed on December 18, 2018) <https://jwa.org/topics/international-relations>.

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