Women and Gender
Rare documents reveal how Jews successfully integrated into Russian aristocratic society
An astounding compilation of primary source documents dealing with all aspects of Jewish daily life in the Russian empire.
An astonishing analysis of Jewish mother-daughter relations before, during, and after the Shoah as described in daughters’ memoirs.
A fascinating analysis of why there are no female mystics in medieval Judaism.
“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
“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
“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
“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