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Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
BRINGER OF LIGHT
At bedtime Blume Mabovitch brushed 10-year-old Goldie’s thick, dark curls. “How was school today?”
“Fun. Nothing like Kiev. My teacher says I’m klug—smart.”
“Gut. Into bed.” Blume tucked the covers around Goldie’s neck. “When the time comes, you’ll be a balabusta, a good American wife.”
Goldie watched snowflakes flutter past her window, glittering in the streetlight. She shivered and whispered to herself. “Balabustah? Feh! Someday I shall do great things for our Jewish people.”
Goldie’s fire and determination guided her long productive life. As Golda Meir she earned Israel’s love as a champion who helped turn dreams into reality.
*In 1956 when Golda Myerson became Foreign Minister, Prime Minister Ben Gurion urged her to Hebraicize her name. Meir means bringer of light.
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