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date: 11 December 2019

Szold, Henriettalocked

(21 December 1860–13 February 1945)
  • Charles W. Carey , Jr.

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Szold, Henrietta (21 December 1860–13 February 1945), first president of Hadassah, the women's Zionist organization of America, first president of Hadassah, the women’s Zionist organization of America, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of Benjamin Szold, a rabbi, and Sophie Schaar. As a girl, Szold showed great interest in biblical and Talmudic studies and served as personal secretary to her father, from whom she learned both Hebrew and German. As a young adult, she taught in a private girls’ school, wrote articles for the New York weekly ...

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