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In the summer of 1919, an older, white-haired woman stood beside a young woman on the deck of the ship that was bringing them to the Land of Israel. In the blinding sun, the pair excitedly watched the approaching shoreline. “I cannot believe we will be docking on the Jaffa beach ... It sounds like a sentence in a novella or a dream,” the young woman wrote to her friend Henrietta Szold, before the ship...