summaries - 1 Monika Poshkaite Zionist Womens Movement in...

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1 Monika Poshkaite Zionist Women’s Movement in Palestine by Dafna N. Izraeli Move to Palestine required much effort from everyone but especially women. Years of 1904-1911: individual expected to sacrifice personal interests to the welfare of Jewish society. Physical work was idealized and elevated to a religious value. Most prominent problem was employment. Women were assigned to home duties and their work was taken for granted. Many men believed that role of women was to serve for them, and any women who protested were considered strange. Few women started working for men doing domestic work in kvutza. In 1920, hanna Meizel raised funds in order to establish an independent collective garden. Women described this time as a new beginning. In 1911, she held meeting explaining women’s training farm. Women did not blame their unhappiness because they were conditioned to this way of thinking, but women decided that they could only rely on themselves to bring the necessary change. In Kineret, the meeting women held, men were not accepted to participate. It build their self-
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