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  • Purim’s other woman: Vashti, the queen who kept her clothes on

    February 20, 2013 | 3:58 pm

    When it comes to the story of Purim, Queen Esther has received lots of attention. All the little girls want to play her in the Purim spiel. She’s brave, beautiful, loving and heroic: the quintessential female biblical role model.

    But what about the other brave, role model Queen...

  • The heroine

    By Rob Eshman

    February 20, 2013 | 3:53 pm

    In a pile of as-yet-undigitized family photos, I found a gem. It’s from a Purim party, years ago, when my wife and I were newly married. She is dressed as a Chasidic rabbi — black suit, side curls, black hat, mustache and beard. Beside her is the rabbi’s wife — me — in a long...

  • Heroines with no heart

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 4, 2012 | 2:04 pm

    Do biblical babes still make the best heroines?

    Take Queen Esther, for example — a noted beauty, savvy survivalist and the savior of her people.

    She underwent a year of compulsory primping before ascending the throne; surely such resolve is worthy of admiration. Or what about...

  • A quiet hero

    By David Suissa

    July 9, 2008 | 9:58 pm

    On the day she perished in the bulldozer attack last week in Jerusalem, Elizabeth "Libby" Goren-Friedman was preparing for a very special night.

    For the past 10 years, Libby, a psychologist who worked with the blind during the day, had been volunteering as a counselor for young women...

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  • Passing on a Legacy of Love

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    November 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "All That Matters" by Jan Goldstein (Hyperion, $17.95).

    Walk into Zabar's and it's easy to spot 76-year old Gittel "Gabby" Zuckerman. She's feisty and funny, and her shrinking height and failing health don't diminish her power. Nor do the memories of the family she lost in the...

  • Cancer Crusader Takes on Oil, School

    By Rachel Brand

    June 26, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Lori Moss waited three hours to meet her heroine, environmental activist Erin Brockovich, at a book signing last year, even though Moss was weak from her chemotherapy treatment.

    The meeting turned out to be exactly what Moss had hoped -- Brockovich was intelligent and personable.

    ...

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