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7 great women of Israel






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3. Text Input: Before most western countries ever had a female head of state, this woman became the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. She was a fearless zionist and feminist ahead of her time. Her courage and strength have been an inspiration and will be admired for generations to come.
4. Text Input: She served in the Israeli Defense Forces in Lahakat Nachal and went on to be a leading Israeli musician and songwriter, hailed as the "first lady of Israeli song and poetry." Her song "Yerushlayim Shel Zahav" ("Jerusalem of Gold") written in 1967, became an unofficial second anthem after Israel won the Six-Day War and reunited Jerusalem.
5. Text Input: Her vision of the Jewish state was a place to ingather Diaspora Jewry and revive Jewish culture. She was a trail blazer Zionist leader serving as the only female executive member of several Zionist committees and organizations. Highly educated, particularly in Jewish studies, she attended the all male rabbinic school at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She then discovered her life's mission: the health, education and welfare of the Yishuv and founded Hadassah.
6. Text Input: She was a prolific Hebrew-language poet, author, playwright, literary translator, and comparative literary researcher. Her writings are considered classics of Israeli literature. At age 10, way before she made Aliyah, she started writing all her diary entries, poems and stories in Hebrew.
7. Text Input: As the first Israeli to win an Olympic medal in Judoka, this woman is credited with bringing judo into the athletic mainstream and she is widely recognized as one of Israel's most successful athletes.
8. Text Input: She was born in Zichron Yaakov when it was still part of Ottoman Syria. After witnessing injustice, she became a member of Nili, a ring of Jewish spies working for the British in World War I.  She is often referred to as the "heroine of Nili." and was the first example of a secular, active death of a Jewish-Zionist woman for the nation of Israel.
9. Text Input: This woman is known for her courage, poetry, and devotion to her country. After making Aliyah, she fought in the Hagana, became a paratrooper and went on a rescue mission to save Jews from Hungary. She was only 23 when she was caught, tortured and executed never betraying her beloved Israel. Throughout her short but heroic life, she kept a diary and wrote poetry which is widely acclaimed today.
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