Sarah Schenirer was one of the most influential personalities of the last century. She was born in Krakow, Poland in 1883 to Chassidic parents of respected lineage. She attended school until her early teens and then became a seamstress to help support her family.
Sarah Schneirer wrote in her diary: "People are such perfectionists when it comes to clothing their bodies. Are they so particular when they address themselves to the needs of their soul?"
At the onset of World War I, she went...(more