Online: Jewish Women encyclopedia

The Jewish Women’s Archive has announced the launch of the online version of “Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia”, the first comprehensive source on Jewish women.

It is now accessible for free here. Previously it was only available on CD-Rom.

Originally published by Alice and Moshe Shalvi (Shalvi Publishing Ltd.), it was edited by Professors Paula Hyman (Yale University) and Dalia Ofer (Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

According to the press release:

It features over 1,700 biographies, 300 thematic essays, and 1,400 photographs and illustrations on a wide range of Jewish women through the centuries – from Gertrude Berg to Gertrude Stein; Hannah Greenbaum Solomon to Hannah Arendt; the Biblical Ruth to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Never before has so much well-researched and well-written material about Jewish women been available in one place online. Accessible and free to Internet users all over the world, the Encyclopedia appeals to a wide range of readers, including
educators, activists, high school students, researchers, scholars, and the merely curious. Its thematic and visual links make it possible to draw connections across time and space in ways that are impossible in a printed book.

Please help us spread the word by forwarding this e-mail to your colleagues, family, and friends! Let us know how you are using the Encyclopedia.

Send feedback to Jordan Namerow, Online Communications Specialist, Jewish Women’s Archive.

The Jewish Women’s Archive is located at 138 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446.

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