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JEWISH WOMEN - VIDEOS

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Jewish women have paid a critical role in the development and survival of Judaism and in it being the only religion to have survived for 4,000 years.  

Not many details of their contribution to Judaism have come down to us.  These videos are mainly the stories of a few who played a critical role and whose  details have come down to us.

Most of the videos below have come from the research of Dr Henry Abramson, the Dean of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Flatbush, New York whose work in online education stands out.

WHO WAS DONA GRACIA NASI?  
Dr. Henry Abramson   2015  (56.31)

A heroic Jewish woman of the 16th century. Fleeing the Inquisition in Portugal, she used her considerable wealth and courage to spirit converso Jews
out of Europe to refuge in Ottoman lands.

Gracia Mendes

DONA GRACIA HOTEL & MUSEUM - TIBERIAS ISRAEL
dona gracia 2014 (1.47)
offers a different way to relax and to spend an
enjoyable and unforgettable stay.


BILHAH ABIGAILL LEVY FRANKS:
THE JEWS OF COLONIAL AMERICA
Dr. Henry Abramson 2014 (59.30)

Bilhah Abigaill Levy Franks lived in New York City in the early decades of the eighteenth century. Her correspondence with Naftali, her eldest son, reveals much about the inner life of a Jewish woman in colonial America

RAHEL VARNHAGEN: (1771-1833)
JEWISH WOMEN
IN 18TH CENTURY GERMANY
Dr. Henry Abramson  2012 (56.41)
a German woman of Jewish background who was very active in the social and intellectual
life of Berlin
in the early 19th century

SARAH, WIFE OF SHABBETAI TSVI
Dr. Henry Abramson  2016 (49.54)

Orphaned by the Eastern European pogroms of 1648-49, the volatile Sarah became the spouse of the infamous messianic pretender.

 Her life, filled with controversy, illustrates the egalitarian elements in Shabbetai Tsvi's
antinomian message.

WHO WAS SARRA COPIA SULEM?
Dr. Henry Abramson  2016 (49.22)

When a bright young lover of poetry in early 17th century Venice wrote to a senior literary figure, she was ultimately drawn into a public battle over her refusal to abandon her Jewish faith..

WHO WAS SALOME?
Dr. Henry Abramson  2014 (41.20)

Briefly but notoriously mentioned in both Josephus and the Gospels, Salome was the granddaughter of King Herod who is best known for a salacious performance that resulted in the execution of John the Baptist. Who was Salome, and does her bit part play a significant role in the representation of Jews and Judaism
in medieval Christian thought?

THE MAIDEN OF LUDMIR:
WOMEN IN THE HASIDI
MOVEMENT
Dr. Henry Abramson  2012 (53.06)
 Khane-Rokhl Vebermakher, known popularly as
The Maiden of Ludmir (c. 1806-c.1888

BETTY FRIEDAN AND JEWISH FEMINISM
Dr. Henry Abramson  2013 (1.02.56)

Betty Friedan was a prominent
American Jewish feminist leader.
The author of the landmark The Feminine Mystique (1963),
she later became the Founder of the National Organization of Women, and an important
political activist for women's rights
.

WUHSHA THE BROKER
JEWISH WOMEN
IN THE MEDIEVAL ECONOMY
Dr. Henry Abramson  2012 (1.05.36)

Wuhsha the Broker, a Jewish woman in medieval Egypt whose life reflects interesting aspects of the role of women in the economy.

"HERSTORY" -
WOMEN IN JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY
Jeannine Hill Fletcher
JBS  Shalom TV 2013 (57.28)

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