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Hadassah
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Women’s organization founded in 1912 in New York and primarily involved in the areas of health and education in Israel. The founder, Henrietta Szold (1860–1945), took her inspiration from the ideas of American Progressivism and the women’s rights movement. For more than thirty years, Hadassah worked to establish medical and social institutions and women’s rights in Jewish Palestine. The organization exerted great i…

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Bartal, Nira, “Hadassah”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0281>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20191110



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