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(hədăs`ə), in the Bible, Hebrew name of EstherEsther
, book of the Bible. It is the tale of the beautiful Jewish woman Esther [Heb.,= Hadassah], who is chosen as queen by the Persian King Ahasuerus (Xerxes I or II) after he has repudiated his previous wife, Vashti.
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women's Zionist organization of the United States founded (1912) by Henrietta SzoldSzold, Henrietta
, 1860–1945, American Zionist leader, editor, and translator, b. Baltimore. After graduating from high school in 1877 she taught (1878–92) in private schools, organizing some of the first night school classes for immigrants.
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. It has done important work in Israel in medical service, child welfare, and aid to refugees. Hadassah provides major support for the medical school of Hebrew Univ. and most of the budget for Youth Aliyah, the organization that transports children and youths to Israel and supports them there. Hadassah's principal activities in the United States are educational and charitable work.


See study by M. Levin (1973).

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Hadassah is proud to continue our longstanding role as an advocate for a woman's right to choose and a strong supporter in the advancement of women's health.
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* Academic Teaching Hospital Munchen-Bogenhausen, Munich, Germany; ([dagger]) Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany; ([double dagger]) University College London, London, UK; and ([section]) The Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
FORMER Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma for nearly five months, left Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem in an ambulance yesterday en route to a long-term care facility in Tel Aviv, hospital officials said.
It Takes A Dream: The Story of Hadassah, by Marlin Levin; abridged by Esther Kustanowitz.
Elgin's Chapter of Hadassah, an international organization of women Zionists, will hold an ice cream social at 12:30 p.m.
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The data came out of a recently signed collaborative research agreement with Hadassah Medical School, directed by Rifaat Safadi, M.D., Head of the Liver Unit, Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Division of Medicine at Hadassah Medical Center and Professor of Internal Medicine, Bowel, Liver Disease, and Metabolic Syndrome at Hebrew University in Israel.