Category Archive for: ‘Heroes & Role Models’

Barbara Walters

Yoela Koplow May 23, 2009 The dictionary defines a role model as somebody we want to look up to and who is often an example to emulate. A hero is defined as somebody who is admired and looked up to for outstanding qualities or achievements. I think the difference between a hero and role model is that a role model …

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John Lennon

Sophie Silverstein May 9, 2009 Just what is the difference between role models and heroes? Heroes do something you admire, but you do not necessarily want to emulate them — a role model is someone you look up to and want to be like. John Lennon was a role model in the 1960s for both his music and politics during …

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Barbra Streisand

Sabrina Frank June 16, 2007 A hero is someone who has done something outstanding. A hero may have saved a life, found a cure for a fatal disease, donated to charity with time or money. A hero could be someone who has helped you to get a passing grade even, or who has taught you how to play a sport …

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Whoopi Goldberg

Kyra Zimmerman November 18, 2006 What is a hero? He or she is a person who has done something that you admire and think is extraordinary but don’t necessarily want to do yourself. They have accomplished something great and have “gone the extra mile” to achieve it. Often, the person has to take a risk and have courage along the …

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Albert Einstein

Irene Grosso March 19, 1999 Becoming a bat mitzvah is a time to think about who my role models and heroes are. To me, a role model is someone who influences you to do good. The person I chose as my role model is Albert Einstein who was born on March 14, 1879 and died on April 18, 1955. The …

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Jill Abusch

Emily Dyke October 25, 2009 A role model is defined as a person whose behaviors serve as a good example to others and whom other people might try to emulate. A hero is someone who is admired for amazing qualities or outstanding achievements. To my way of thinking, a role model is someone whose life or actions are inspiring to …

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Samantha Abeel and Dr. Oliver Sacks

Danielle Nourok Ocober 21, 2006 Heroes are special people. They are born being heroes. It’s an instinct for them to run towards danger to help, while everyone else is running away. Heroes take chances. They are people you admire and respect, but not necessarily people you want to be like. If you weren’t born with that instinct then it’s very …

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Lazarus Zamenhof and Catherine Baldwin

Anschel Schaffer-Cohen June 3, 2006 What is a hero? And is someone born a hero, or does he or she become one? A hero has to have good ideals, but also has to put in an effort. A dreamer who sits at home thinking that the world should be better is not a hero because he or she makes no …

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Emma Lazarus and Arthur Ashe

Alanna Olken November 5, 2004 Two individuals who demonstrated values that are important to me throughout their lives were the poet Emma Lazarus and tennis legend Arthur Ashe. Specifically, Emma Lazarus demonstrated the value of community and Arthur Ashe demonstrated the value of courage. Emma Lazarus was born in 1849 in New York City into a prominent fourth generation Jewish-American …

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Sally Fox

Abigail Cheskis April 28, 2007 For my bat mitzvah I had to explore my heroes and role models. A hero and a role model are different. The dictionary’s definition of a hero is: A person noted or admired for nobility, courage, and outstanding achievements. The dictionary’s definition of a role model is: A person on whom others model themselves. I …

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