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Zionism

Shoshana Cardin becomes first woman to lead a major national Jewish organization

November 15, 1984

The election of Shoshana Cardin as the first woman to lead the Council of Jewish Federations opened a new era for women's involvement in national Jewish institutions.

Bella Abzug elected to Congress

November 3, 1970

Elected to the U.S. Congress on this date, Bella Abzug claimed that she spent her days "figuring out how to beat the machine and knock the crap out of the political power structure."

Death of Hadassah activist Alice Seligsberg

August 27, 1940

Hadassah activist Alice Seligsberg died.

Mizrachi Women meet independently for first time

June 19, 1939

The first independent meeting of the Mizrachi Women's Organization opened.

Birth of Trude Weiss-Rosmarin, editor and commentator on American Jewish life

June 17, 1908

Longtime editor of the "Jewish Spectator," Trude Weiss-Rosmarin, was born.

Birth of feminist Letty Cottin Pogrebin

June 9, 1939

Birth of writer, feminist, and peace activist Letty Cottin Pogrebin.

Hadassah president Irma Levy Lindheim challenges American Zionist leadership

March 30, 1928

Hadassah President Irma Levy Lindheim condemned the president of the Zionist Organization of America, accusing him of "political machinations" counter to Zionism's aims.

Founding of Hadassah: The Women's Zionist Organization of America

February 24, 1912

Founding of Hadassah, the organization which brought American Jewish women into the ranks of Zionism's most influential activists.

Death of Henrietta Szold

February 13, 1945

Henrietta Szold, the founder of Hadassah: The Women's Zionist Organization of America, died in Jerusalem.

Hannah Arendt's "Eichmann in Jerusalem" appears in "The New Yorker"

February 16, 1963

The first of the articles that, in expanded form, would become "Eichmann in Jerusalem," Hannah Arendt's most controversial work, was published in "The New Yorker."

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