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Prominent Jewish Women in History

How much do you know about these prominent women in Jewish history?



Question 1. Where did Sally Priesand, the first American woman to be ordained, receive rabbinic ordination?
 Jewish Theological Seminary
 Hebrew Union College
 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
 Yeshiva University

 

Question 2. Who is described in the Bible as Eshet Lapidot, the wife of Lapidot, or "woman of torches"?
 Deborah
 Rachel
 Sarah
 Elisheva

 

Question 3. Who was the first woman to be ordained as a rabbi in Germany?
 Regina Jonas
 Alicia Jo Rabins
 Bess Myerson
 Bella Abzug

 

Question 4. Which famous Jewish actress played a young Bette Midler in the 1988 film Beaches?
 Sarah Silverman
 Mayim Bialik
 Fanny Brice
 Cynthia Ozick

 

Question 5. What is the name of the poem by Emma Lazarus that is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty?
 "The New Colossus"
 "The Test"
 "The New Prophet"
 "Welcome to America"

 

Question 6. Which one of the following women was an intrepid 18th-century business woman and mother of 12?
 Shira Hashasha
 Anna Ticho
 Glueckel of Hameln
 Mary Antin

 

Question 7. Described in the Talmud as a scholar, Beruriah was married to which rabbi?
 Moses
 Meir
 Shmuel
 Shamai