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Raquela, a woman of Israel

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Published by Times Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Israel
    • Subjects:
    • Prywes, Raquela, 1924-,
    • Nurses -- Israel -- Biography,
    • Israel -- Social life and customs

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRuth Gruber.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRT37.P79 G78 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL36715M
      ISBN 10081293153X
      LC Control Number99022782

      The Committee was to decide the fate ofEuropean Jewish refugees who were living in European camps as displaced persons DP. She matriculated at New York University at the age of They, too, had a very happy, compatible and successful marriage. The exhibition, Ruth Gruber: Photojournalistcurated by Maya Benton, is traveling internationally through Their mental health was also ignored and when separated from their husbands and families, their fears of being tortured and slaughtered were once again renewed. Surrounded by men of uncommon bravery, Raquela fell passionately in love with the handsome young captain of one of the refugee ships and had to choose between him and the brilliant and distinguished doctor who waited for her back in Jerusalem.

      According to the book, they actually liked each other and shared their time, conversation and tea together. Taxes Taxes may be applicable at checkout. These Jews were caught trying to sneak into what later became Israel. Without these cookies, we won't know if you have any performance-related issues that we may be able to address.

      From an early age, she consistently remained dedicated to Jews and the Jewish homeland, putting the needs of the country and its people before her own, from the time before the birth of Israel and then continuing afterwards. According to the book, they actually liked each other and shared their time, conversation and tea together. This information helps us design a better experience for all users. At eighteen she won a postgraduate fellowship at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Contact the seller- opens in a new window or tab and request shipping to your location.


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Raquela, a woman of Israel book

Alive with the courage of a rare woman and a rugged nation, Raquela tells the powerful and deeply moving story of an Israeli woman who knew passionate love, great danger, and shattering loss and who witnessed the darkest -- and most triumphant -- moments in the history of the Jewish people. When it was believed that the Arabs had the upper hand, the UN did not react or intercede.

Portrayals[ edit ] The television film Haven is based on Gruber's life story. And that the lines of enmity weren't always as clear cut as commonly assumed. In Europe, they continued to be persecuted when they tried to return to the homes they had lived in before the time of Adolf Hitler.

It was not until January that the decision was made to allow them to apply for American residency. Please enter a number less than or equal to 1. Beginning in, when Raquela Levy is five years old and the Arabs are rioting in the Old City, and continuing through the next five decades, the book takes the reader through the joys and tragedies of Raquela's life.

According to the book, they actually liked each other and shared their time, conversation and tea together.

Raquela, A Woman Of Israel

No edition listed. Raquela described the conditions in the camps. The exhibition, Ruth Gruber: Photojournalistcurated by Maya Benton, is traveling internationally through But her career and the book peak--as readers of Exodus can appreciate--when, just out of Hadassah nursing school, she sets up and operates a maternity clinic on Cyprus for the European Jewish ""illegais"" denied entry to Palestine.

Yet they did, and were successful, in spite of the odds that were hugely against them. Taxes Taxes may be applicable at checkout. That is not to say that she ignored her own feminine desires.

To verify that every word is true, Raquela initialed each page of Ruth's manuscript. However, it curtailed the ability to establish the homeland with its very strict requirements favoring the Arabs, and it, too, was never formally approved.

She grew up with the same hopes and ideas that all young girls dream of and had many romances of her own. Keep in mind, these people had already suffered the indecencies, indignities and horrors of the Holocaust and were now basically back in prison with inadequate medical care or equipment, even for the women who were pregnant.

They were just looking for a place to feel safe. Other people had moved into their former lives and refused to relinquish what they had stolen. She became involved in the development of programs to aid women throughout her career and even continued her first husband's work after his death, enabled in this effort by another scholar and doctor.

That is not to say that she ignored her own feminine desires. Required Cookies These cookies allow you to explore OverDrive services and use our core features.

From an early age, she consistently remained dedicated to Jews and the Jewish homeland, putting the needs of the country and its people before her own, from the time before the birth of Israel and then continuing afterwards. She delivered babies in a Holocaust refugee camp and on the Israeli frontier.

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Raquela: A Woman of Israel (Paperback)

Many died as did their offspring.Nov 04,  · A National Jewish Book Award-winning biography: A look at the early years of Israel's statehood, experienced through the life of a pioneering nurse. During her extraordinary career, nurse Raquela Prywes was a witness to history.

She delivered babies in a /5(). Raquela, A Woman Of Israel (Book): Gruber, Ruth. There are no comments for this title yet. Raquela Prywes (Hebrew: רחלה פריבס ‎; born Raquela Levy, in Jerusalem; died March, ) was a nurse in Israel, trained in midwifery, and obstetrics, at the Hadassah Medical Center.

A ninth generation Jerusalemite, Raquela is the chief protagonist in the eponymous book, written by Ruth Gruber, who, inspent a year in Israel writing the life story. A National Jewish Book Award–winning biography: A look at the early years of Israel’s statehood, experienced through the life of a pioneering nurse.

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During her extraordinary career, nurse Raquela Prywes was a witness to history. She delivered babies in a. Ruth Gruber wanted to tell the story of the nation of Israel. To do so she wanted to find a true 'woman of Israel'. She found Raquela, who was a 9th generation Israeli.

Beginning in the s Raquela's story is told - nursing school to become a midwife, dealing with news of Hitler's atrocities against the Jews/5().

Raquela is a moving tribute to a remarkable woman, and an unforgettable chronicle of the birth of Israel through the eyes of those who lived it.4/5(1).