Heroine of The Day
Apropos of both this thread and this one of many inane comments regarding a woman's place, I am going to suspend my C.T.O.T.D. feature, and start up a new one. My Jewish Heroine of the Day feature. I'd like to start with Recha Sternbuch. She was an Orthodox Jewish woman with small children, who worked tirelessly, at great peril to herself and her whole family, to save countless Jews from becoming victims of the Holocaust. She missed the Shabbos Bar Mitzvah of her son to negotiate for the release of Jewish refugees from being sent back to Germany and almost certain death. She crossed the border, at great risk of her own deportation, from her home in Switzerland to Nazi-occupied France to argue for and ultimately gain the release of twelve Jews from being deported. For the full story, see this, as well as the segment about her in the movie "Unlikely Heroes". Her story makes me feel inadequate, living my little old life.