A Woman of Strength

Yael Eckstein with Israeli flag illustrates a woman of strength

Credit:Noam Moskowitz

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and the entire month of March will be devoted to celebrating Women’s History Month, so Yael shared a message with our friends at Townhall. In it, she shares how grateful she is to raise her children in a country where women can experience life and liberty, and prays that one day all nations embrace these values:

Growing up, my parents instilled in me the belief that I could achieve any goal that I was called to pursue. I am the youngest of three girls, and my parents were very aware that they were raising women in a world often dominated by men. But rather than letting that intimidate us, they empowered us. Both my father and my mother assured this once-young girl that there was nothing out of reach for me.

Sometimes I wondered why they would keep reinforcing this message…

Read more of Yael’s message at Townhall.

Tags: International Women's Day Townhall Women's History Month

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