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#SWC23: Nora Ephron: Strong Jewish Woman in History

Nora Ephron died of leukemia in June of 2012 at the age of 71. Which was quite a surprise, to even some of her close friends. An early demise is nearly always a tragedy, it was with Nora Ephron. Confident and funny, sharp-witted; she could clearly see through the muck …

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#SWC22: Lauren Bacall: Strong Jewish Woman in History

Did you know that Lauren Bacall was Jewish? Her mother was from Romania, and her father’s family was from an area that was in what is now Belarus. She was born in the Bronx in 1924. Her parents divorced when she was 6 years old, and her mother raised her …

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#SWC21: Golda Meir: Strong Jewish Women in History

She was born Golda Mabovitch in 1898 in Kiev, which is now in the Ukraine, but then it was part of the Russian Empire. In her autobiography, Golda tells about her father boarding their home up, during the pogroms in 1905 in Kiev, where over 100 Jews were murdered. In …