International Women’s Day: Courage, Freedom and Solidarity
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What did Emma Goldman mean when she spoke of “the tragedy of women’s emancipation”?
March 8 is International Women’s Day, and this week Israeli historian Sarah Sonneborn is going to tell us about a few of the many inspiring Jewish women who have influenced history throughout the ages, through their courage, freedom and solidarity.
Sarah was born in Germany and made aliyah to Israel in 1989. She has a Master’s degree in the History of Spain and Sephardi Judaism from the University of Alcalá de Henares in Spain, and a PhD. in Spanish and Universal History from Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Sarah has been a lecturer at the Institute of History at Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf, Germany, and has also taught at the University of Haifa, Bar-Ilan University and IDC Herzliya in Israel. She currently lives in Madrid.