Raquela: Book Review

Raquela Levy’s family had lived in Palestine for nine generations. Did you know that Palestine, referring to Israel, is a name derived from Philistine? Historically the Philistines were enemies of Israel. Raquela was a nurse midwife during the final years of British rule in Palestine. Ruth Gruber spent nine months with Raquela, gathering information and… Continue reading Raquela: Book Review

The Passionate Work of Lilias Trotter and Margaret Sanger

Recently I completed reading books about two women that demonstrated different kinds of passion. I have read the Autobiography of Margaret Sanger, followed by A Passion for the Impossible: The Life of Lilias Trotter. The lives of these two women had some similarities and some great contrasts. Both women came from large families, though Lilias… Continue reading The Passionate Work of Lilias Trotter and Margaret Sanger