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Nelly Las

Nelly Las received her B.A. in history and philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her Ph.D. from the Sorbonne University, Paris. She is the author of Jewish Women in a Changing World: A History of the International Council of Jewish Women.

Articles by this author

White Slavery

Those who initiated the struggle against white slavery in Europe and America were women. For Jewish women, this was their first attempt to cope publicly with a social issue that had such broad implications. Thanks to them, thousands of young Jewish women were saved from prostitution.

International Council of Jewish Women

The International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW) is an umbrella organization for forty-nine affiliates representing some two million women in forty-six countries. The head office rotates according to the place of residence of its current chairwoman, who is elected for a period of three years. Plans for future actions are decided on by a team of directors at international triennial conventions which take place in various countries. Each affiliate organization of the ICJW retains its own name and has its own projects. The ICJW is an entirely voluntary organization based on the good will of women motivated by their belief in the humanitarian duty rooted in in Judaism, in the vocation of the Jewish woman or mother, or simply in a sense of Jewish solidarity. Established in the early twentieth century and reconstituted immediately after World War II, ICJW never ceased its development throughout the vicissitudes of the past century.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Nelly Las." (Viewed on December 13, 2019) <https://qa.jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/las-nelly>.

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