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Meet the Jewish Beauty Queens of India

By On January 20, 2017

When the first Miss India beauty pageant took place in 1947, it was no surprise that a stunning Bollywood starlet named Pramila won. She was a natural beauty, with wide, sparkling eyes… Read More

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See Stunning Portraits of the Queer Women of Weimar Germany

By On January 3, 2017

In Weimar Berlin, the stars seemed to align for German Jewish photographer Marianne Breslauer. Born into a family of art lovers, Breslauer was encouraged to pursue photography. She had been a pupil at… Read More

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The Jewish Starlets of India’s “Bollywood” Cinema

By On December 19, 2016

The Jewesses of Bollywood were small but mighty. Bollywood – a term often used to describe India’s film industry – produces a thousand films annually that are viewed by 3 billion people… Read More

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Meet Israel’s Miss Holocaust Survivor 2016

By On November 2, 2016

When a little girl dreams of being crowned pageant queen, it’s not usually accompanied by the title that came with Israeli Anna Grinis’s recent win: “Miss Holocaust Survivor.” But for Grinis, who… Read More

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The Ukrainian Jewess Who Organized L.A.’s Mexican Garment Workers

By On October 27, 2016

  In the early 20th century, seamstresses in the U.S. worked long hours for little pay. Anarchist and feminist labor organizer Rose Pesotta helped shake up the industry. At 16, Pesotta (born… Read More

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The Jewish Schoolteacher Behind the First Black ‘Peanuts’ Character

By On October 13, 2016

  In April 1968, a Jewish schoolteacher named Harriet Glickman sat down at her kitchen table and typed out a letter to the man behind America’s favorite cartoons: the Peanuts inventor, Charles… Read More

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Meet the Jewish Woman Being Kissed in the Iconic Times Square Photo

By On September 13, 2016

In the catalogue of iconic American photos, we might know this one best: The sailor dipping a woman in a white nurse’s uniform to kiss her, her left arm betraying her reticence.… Read More

This Holocaust Survivor Won More Olympic Gymnastic Medals Than Any Other Jewish Woman in History
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This Holocaust Survivor Won More Olympic Gymnastics Medals Than Any Other Jewish Woman in History

By On August 22, 2016

Sixty years before Aly Raisman brought home her gold, the world had its eyes on another Jewish Olympic gymnast: a Hungarian woman with a backstory even more arresting than her floor routine.… Read More

Annie Cohen Kopchovsky Was the First Woman To Bike Around the World
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Annie Cohen Kopchovsky Was the First Woman To Bike Around the World

By On July 22, 2016

In the summer of 1894, a young wife and mother named Annie Cohen Kopchovsky hopped on a bicycle at the Massachusetts State House and set out to circle the world. She had… Read More

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The Jewish Woman Who Changed Fashion Photography Forever

By On July 12, 2016

In an age of airbrushed thighs, selfies, and the fight against female objectification, there is one photographer whose work still feels desperately needed. Lillian Bassman was born in 1917 to Jewish émigrés… Read More

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Watch This Tearjerker Commencement Address by a Jewish Legal Superstar

By On June 21, 2016

Each year, commencement speakers have the challenge of blending the inspirational with the wry, the pragmatic with the idealistic. But sometimes, a personal history fits the bill. Rosalie Abella, the first Jewish… Read More

There Could Have Been a Jewish President Named Yetta
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There Could Have Been a Jewish President Named Yetta

By On May 19, 2016

  Hillary Clinton has done her fair share of acknowledging the 200+ women who’ve run for president before her. So why hasn’t she mentioned Yetta? Yetta Bronstein ran for office in both… Read More

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