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Henrietta Szold Dedicated Her Life to Teaching and Zionism

Henrietta Szold was an American Jewish Zionist leader and founder of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Hadassah was her greatest accomplishment, and under her influence it became the largest and most powerful Zionist group in the United States, fundraising and setting up hospitals, food banks, nursing schools, and social work programs…

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Betty Friedan: The Icon Who Set the Modern Feminist Movement in Motion

An icon of the women’s rights movement, Betty Friedan was a force for change and broke new ground when her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique was released. It explored the idea that women could find personal fulfillment outside of traditional stereotypes and is often credited with starting the second wave of the Feminist Movement in the 20th century…

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Alice Paul Wanted More Than A Suffragette City; She Wanted A Suffragette Nation

“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex,” suffragist, feminist, and women’s rights activist Alice Paul said. Paul was at the forefront of the emerging women’s rights movement in the early 1900s and was determined to secure the right to vote for the more than 20 million women that were denied it…

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Susan Sontag Never Shied Away From Controversy Or Danger In Her Writing And Advocacy

Being a queer Jewish political activist, Susan Sontag was no stranger to controversy. Her sharply defined opinions on the gay community, culture and media, human rights, leftist ideology, and photography – along with a penchant for traveling to and writing about areas of conflict – gained her notoriety and literary acclaim throughout her career…

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