The Last Sermon
One particular story did not deal with her heroic adventures but rather with the profound impression made upon her by the last sermon she heard from the rabbi of her community.
The rabbi called attention to the fact that women and girls in the neighborhood of the synagogue made it a practice to be present on the balconies and porches of their homes when the men were leaving the synagogue on Shabbat. He explained that this was not the modest way for women to behave and called for an improvement in the community's standards of tzniut.
Little wonder then that the girl who heard this sermon was moved to join a seminary on her arrival in order to live up to what the rabbi preached.