Women and Gender

Cover of "A Jewish Woman of Distinction: The Life and Diaries of Zinaida Poliakova"

ChaeRan Y. Freeze; translated by Gregory L. Freeze

Rare documents reveal how Jews successfully integrated into Russian aristocratic society

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Cover of "Glikl: Memoirs 1691-1719"

Annotated with an introduction by Chava Turniansky; English translation by Sara Friedman

An authoritative new translation, fully annotated to explicate Glikl’s life and times

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Cover of "Everyday Jewish Life in Imperial Russia: Select Documents, 1772–1914"

ChaeRan Y. Freeze and Jay M. Harris, editors

An astounding compilation of primary source documents dealing with all aspects of Jewish daily life in the Russian empire.

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Cover of "Holocaust Mothers and Daughters: Family, History, and Trauma"

Federica K. Clementi

An astonishing analysis of Jewish mother-daughter relations before, during, and after the Shoah as described in daughters’ memoirs.

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Cover of "Forsaken: The Menstruant in Medieval Jewish Mysticism"

Sharon Faye Koren

A fascinating analysis of why there are no female mystics in medieval Judaism.

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Cover of "Princess or Prisoner? Jewish Women in Jerusalem, 1840-1914"

Margalit Shilo

“A fascinating, extremely well written book.  Margalit Shilo fills an important gap in the study of women in Israeli society, that of Orthodox women at the turn of the 19th to 20th century.” — Deborah Bernstein, University of Haifa

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Coiver of "Pious and Rebellious: Jewish Women in Medieval Europe"

Avraham Grossman

“This pioneering synthesis addresses an issue standing at the cutting edge of contemporary historiography with sensitivity, respect for evidence and sovereign mastery of a diverse and daunting corpus of texts.” — David Berger, CUNY

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Cover eof "Reading Jewish Women: Marginality and Modernization in Nineteenth-Century Eastern European Jewish Society"

Iris Parush

“Describing for the first time the opening of Jewish women’s society to the broad world of modern culture, Parush offers . . . an invaluable resource for scholars and students working in modern Jewish history, Jewish cultural studies and women's studies.” — Arnold J. Band, UCLA

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Cover of "The Plough Woman: Records of the Pioneer Women of Palestine"

Edited and Annotated by Mark A. Raider and Miriam B. Raider-Roth

“The editors have performed a most valuable service in this detailed exploration of the public and private writings of Zionist women pioneers” —Anita Shapira, Tel Aviv University