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Ruth Royde MP (1919 - 1975)


Energetic, witty, wise, yet supremely modest, Ruth Royde dedicated herself and her sparkling talents to furthering the Torah education of Jewish girls. A scion of the notable Sarna family, she excelled...

4/23/2009 6/8/2017

Founder of Hineni organization, married her first cousin once removed, Theodore (meshullam) , son of Asher Anschel (of Czenger, author of Zachor VeShamor) son of Abraham Jungreis.She was the great-gran...

11/18/2008 4/12/2017

Patzonia Fazonia Ben-Attar (b. - c.1749)

"Fazonia Attar"

, Fazonia, the first wife of Rabbi Haim ben Attar, wore tallit and tefillin, as did Rabbi Haim’s second wife. ‘’Source Burial place in mount of olives:

1/19/2009 3/8/2016

Salome Alexandra or Alexandra of Jerusalem (139–67 BCE), (Hebrew: שְׁלוֹמְצִיּוֹן אלכסנדרה‎‎, Shelomtzion or Shlom Tzion) was the only Jewish regnant queen, with the exception of her own husband's moth...

12/11/2007 7/2/2014

Deborah (Hebrew: דְּבוֹרָה, Modern Dvora Tiberian Dəḇôrā ; "Bee", Arabic: دیبا Diba‎) was a prophetess of Jehovah. According to the Book of Judges, Deborah was the fourth Judge of pre-monarchic Israel....

2/12/2011 7/2/2014

Donna Beatrice Gracia de Luna Nassi MP (1510 - 1569)

"Beatrice de Luna Miques", "Dona Gracia Nasi", "Beatrice deLuna Migues", "Gracia (Beatriz) de Luna (Nasi)"

Donna Gracia Mendes Nassi YouTube Donna Gracia Mendes Nassi (Gracia is archaic Portuguese and Spanish for the Hebrew Hannah, also known by her Christianized name Beatriz de Luna Miques, 1510–1569) was ...

11/8/2008 7/2/2014

Sarah Schenirer MP (1883 - 1935)

"Sara Nussbaum"

Sarah Schenirer The Mother of the Bais Yaakov Movement Biography Sarah Schenirer (also Soroh Shenirer) (July 15, 1883[1] - March 1, 1935 (yartzeit 26 Adar I)) was a pioneer of Jewish education for girl...

5/7/2009 7/2/2014

Flora Sassoon MP (1859 - 1936)

Flora Sassoon (1859–1936) was an Indian-English businesswoman, scholar, Hebraist and philanthropist.Flora Gubbay was born in 1859 in Bombay, India. Her father was Ezekiel Gubbay (1824–1896), a trader a...

5/26/2009 7/2/2014

Rachel bat Rashi MP (1070 - 1105)

"Rachel Belle Assez", "Rachel the Quite Beautiful"

Firstborn daughter of RASHI Rachel was divorced from her husband, Eliezer. Judy Chicago, in her compendium of significant women in history, lists Rachel (b. 1070), daughter of Rashi, as a learned woman...

8/25/2007 7/2/2014

Yocheved bat RASHI Kalonimus MP (aft.1058 - c.1139)

"יוכבד קלונימוס בת רש"י", "RASHI daughter", "Yocheved bat Kalonimus", "Yocheved bat Shlomo ben Yitzhak (RaSHi)"

Yocheved married Meir ben Samuel of nearby Ramerupt. They had four sons: Isaac ("Rivam"), Samuel ("Rashbam") (1080–1174), Solomon the grammarian, and their youngest child, Jacob ("Rabbenu Tam") (c. 110...

6/27/2007 7/2/2014

Miriam Bat RASHI Ben Natan MP (aft.1058 - aft.1090)

"Miriam bat RASHI"

Miriam married Judah ben Nathan and had a daughter, Alvina, a learned woman whose customs served as an example for other Jewish women. Miriam’s son, Yom Tov, later moved to Paris and headed a yeshiva t...

6/27/2007 7/2/2014

Elvina wife Shmuel bar Natrony MP (aft.1090 - c.1196)

Rashi's grand-daughter Alvina was a learned woman whose customs served as the basis for later halakhic decisions. Elvina (Alvina), the daughter of Miriam and R. Yehudah ben Natan, taught some of Rashi’...

10/11/2007 7/2/2014

Chana de Vitry, Rashi Gd.dau. ("Hanale Lady of Vives") MP (1080 - d.)

"Hanale Lady of Vives"

Yocheved's daughter, Chanah, was a teacher of laws and customs relevant to women.Controversy exists whether women taking up the obligation to light Shabbat candles along with a bracha originated with C...

1/22/2008 7/2/2014

Rabanit Miriam Luria MP (deceased)

"Miriam Speyer (Schapira", "Shapira)", "Spira"

Used to teach students Torah while sitting behind a curtain."Jewish Life in the Middle Ages"by Israel Abrahams p. 343 - 344

3/23/2007 7/2/2014

Henrietta Szold MP (1860 - 1945)

הנרִיֶיטה סֹאלְד Henrietta Szold, daughter of Rabbi Benjamin Szold a scholar originally from Nyitra, Hungary, was a translator, editor, philanthropist, educator, Zionist leader and the founder of Hadas...

8/3/2009 7/2/2014

Nechama Leibowitz MP (1905 - 1997)

Professor Nehama Leibowitz (1905–1997), winner of the Israel Prize in Education, was a unique figure in the twentieth century Jewish landscape. She wrote a best-selling series, Studies in the Weekly To...

4/27/2009 7/2/2014

Rebbetzin Malka Rokeach MP (1780 - 1852)

"Malka Rokeach"

Malka of Belz Malka born in 1780, was the daughter of Rav Yissochor Dov and Chana Rochel (ne Tisminitzer) Ramraz. Rabbi Y.D. Ramraz was a distinguished rabbi and an Av Beis Din in the city of Sokal, Ga...

1/9/2008 7/2/2014