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Post-Communist Jewish Identities: Jewish Women

Annotated bibliographies on several aspects of the subject.

Jewish Women

This section was compiled by
Sarah Kretzmann.


Abrams, Jeanne. Jewish Women Pioneering the Frontier Trail: A History in the American West. London: NYU Press, 2007. Print.

Agosin, Marjorie. Taking Root: Narratives of Jewish Women in Latin America. Athens, Ohio: Ohio U. Center for Int. Studies, 2002. Print.

Antler, Joyce. You Never Call! You Never Write!: A History of the Jewish Mother. New York: Oxford University Press, USA, 2008. Print.

Ashton, Dianne, and Ellen M. Umansky. Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality: A Sourcebook (Hbi Series on Jewish Women). Hanover, NH: Brandeis, 2008. Print.

Bannister, Nonna, Denise George, and Carolyn Tomlin. The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, 2009. Print.

Ben-Yoseph, Miriam. Where We Find Ourselves: Jewish Women Around the World Write About Home (S U N Y Series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture). Albany, New York: State University Of New York Press, 2009. Print.

Bilski, Emily D., and Emily Braun. Jewish Women and Their Salons: The Power of Conversation (Published in Association with the Jewish Museum, New York). New York: Jewish Museum, 2005. Print.

Blumberg, Ilana M. Houses of Study: A Jewish Woman among Books. Toronto, Canada: Bison Books, 2009. Print.

Brenner, Hannelore. The Girls of Room 28: Friendship, Hope, and Survival in Theresienstadt. New York: Schocken, 2009. Print.

Brenner, Henny. The Song is Over: A Jewish Girl in Dresden (Fire Ant Books). 1 ed. x: Fire Ant Books, 2010. Print.

Bronner, Simon J. Jewish Cultural Studies: Jews at Home, the Domestication of Identity. New title ed. Oxford: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2009. Print.

Bronznick, Shifra, Didi Goldenhar, and Marty Linsky. Leveling the Playing Field: Advancing Women in Jewish Organizational Life. First ed. Cambridge Leadership Associates: Advancing Women Professionals And The Jewish Community And Cambridge Leadership Associates, 2008. Print.

Choko, Isabelle, et al. Stolen Youth: Five Women's Survival in the Holocaust. New York: Yad Vashem & Holocaust Survivors Memoirs Project, 2005. Print.

Cohen, Alice Eve. What I Thought I Knew: A Memoir. New York: Viking Adult, 2009. Print.

Cohen, Jeremy, and Murray Jay Rosman. Rethinking European Jewish History. Oxford: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2008. Print.

Cohen, Susan. Rescue the Perishing: Eleanor Rathbone and the refugees. London: Portland, Or. : Vallentine Mitchell, 2010. Print.

Cohn-Sherbok, Dan. Judaism Today. London: New York : Continuum Logo, 2010. Print.

Deutsch, Sandra McGee. Crossing Borders, Claiming a Nation: A History of Argentine Jewish Women, 1880-1955. London: Duke University Press, 2010. Print.

Diner, Hasia R, Rachel Kranson, and Shira M Kohn. A Jewish feminine mystique: Jewish women in postwar America. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2010. Print.

Drucker, Malka. Women and Judaism. Westport, Conn: Praeger, 2009. Print.

Dublon-Knebel, Irith . A Holocaust Crossroads: Jewish Women and Children in Ravensbruck. London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2010. Print.

Elior, Rachel. Dybbuks and Jewish Women in Social History, Mysticism and Folklore. Jerusalem: Urim Publications, 2008. Print.

Fader, Ayala. Mitzvah Girls: Bringing Up the Next Generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009. Print.

Felder, Deborah, and Diana Rosen. Fifty Jewish Women Who Changed The World. New York: Citadel, 2005. Print.

Feinberg, Miriam P., and Miriam Klein Shapiro. Hear Her Voice: Twelve Jewish Women Who Changed the World. New York: Simcha Media Group, 2007. Print.

Fishman, Sarah. Jewish/gentile intermarriage as a blessing: non-Jewish women as guardians of Jewish tradition. Waltham, Mass: Brandeis University, 2009. Print.

Flancbaum, Debby. Jewish Woman Next Door: Repairing the World One Step at a Time. Jerusalem: Urim Publications, 2007. Print.

Freeze, ChaeRan Y., Antony Polonsky, and Paula Hyman. Jewish Women in Eastern Europe (Polin) (v. 18). Oxford: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2005. Print.

Fuchs, Rav Yitzchak Yaacov, and Moshe Dombey. Halichos Bas Yisrael: A Woman's Guide to Jewish Observance. New York: Feldheim Pub, 2009. Print.

Frank, Anne. Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex. United States and Canada: Bantam, 2003. Print.

Gold, Judy, and Kate Moira Ryan. 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother. New York: Voice, 2007. Print.

Goldstein, Elyse. New Jewish Feminism: Probing the Past, Forging the Future. Woodstock: Jewish Lights Publishing, 2008. Print.

Greenspahn, Frederick. Women and Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship (Jewish Studies in the Twenty-first Century Series). London: NYU Press, 2009. Print.

Gross, Elly. Elly: My True Story Of The Holocaust. New York: Scholastic Press, 2009. Print.

Gruen, Bassi. A Mother's Musings: What We Share As Jewish Women and Mothers (Artscroll). Brooklyn: Mesorah Pubns Ltd, 2008. Print.

Gurock, Jeffrey S.. Orthodox Jews in America (Modern Jewish Experience). Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009. Print.

Hammel, Andrea, and Godela Weiss-Sussex. 'Not an Essence But a Positioning': German-Jewish Women Writers (1900-1938) (Publications of the Institute of Germanic Studies). London: Institute Of Germanic Studies,University Of London,School Of Advanced Study, 2009. Print.

Hartman, Harriet. Gender and American Jews: Patterns in Work, Education, and Family in Contemporary Life (HBI Series on Jewish Women). Hanover, NH: Brandeis, 2009. Print.

Hauser, Julie. Mothers to mothers: women across the globe share the joys and challenges of jewish motherhood. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Shaar Press : Distributed by Mesorah Pub, 2009. Print.

Hertzog, Esther. Life, Death and Sacrifice. Women, Family and the Holocaust. Jerusalem: Gefen Publishing House, 2008. Print.

Ingall, Carol K. The Women Who Reconstructed American Jewish Education, 1910-1965 (HBI Series on Jewish Women). Hanover, NH: Brandeis, 2010. Print.

Jacobs, Janet. Memorializing the Holocaust: Gender, Genocide and Collective Memory. London, New York: I B Tauris & Co Ltd, 2010. Print.

Kabakov, Miryam. Keep Your Wives Away from Them: Orthodox Women, Unorthodox Desires. California: North Atlantic Books, 2010. Print.

Kark, Ruth, Galit Hasan-Rokem, and Margalit Shilo. Jewish Women in Pre-State Israel: Life History, Politics, and Culture (Hbi Series on Jewish Women). Hanover, NH: Brandeis, 2008. Print.

Katz, Sheila H. Women and Gender in Early Jewish and Palestinian Nationalism. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2009. Print.

Kessner, Carole S. Marie Syrkin: Values Beyond the Self (Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture and Life & Hbi Series on Jewish Women). Hanover, NH: Brandeis, 2008. Print.

Kogen, Lisa V. With Strength & Splendor :Jewish Women As Agents of Change. New York: Wlcj, 2008. Print.

Lassner, Phyllis. Anglo-Jewish Women Writing the Holocaust: Displaced Witnesses. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Print.

Lavie, Aliza. A Jewish Woman's Prayer Book. London: Spiegel & Grau, 2008. Print.

Lehrer, Alice Becker. If We Could Hear Them Now: Encounters with Legendary Jewish Heroines. Jerusalem: Urim Publications, 2009. Print.

Lienhardt, Patrick, and Olivier Philipponnat. The Life of Irène Némirovsky: 1903-1942. New York: Knopf, 2010. Print.

McGinity, Keren. Still Jewish: A History of Women and Intermarriage in America. London: NYU Press, 2009. Print.

Pecsi, Katalin. Salty Coffee Untold Stories by Jewish Women. Budapest: Novella Publishing, 2007. Print.

Raider, Mark A., and Shulamit Reinharz. American Jewish Women and the Zionist Enterprise (Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture and Life & Brandeis Series on Jewish Women). Hanover, NH: Brandeis, 2004. Print.

Roth, Joan. Jewish women: a world of tradition and change. New York, N.Y.: Jolen Press, 1995. Print.

Rose, Alison. Jewish Women in Fin de Siècle Vienna (Jewish History, Life, and Culture). Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010. Print. Saidel, Rochelle G.. The Jewish Women of Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. New Ed ed. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006. Print.

Shapiro, Dani. Devotion: A Memoir. New York: Harper, 2010. Print.

Shepherd, Naomi. A Price Below Rubies: Jewish Women as Rebels and Radicals. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998. Print.

Shilo, Margalit. Princess or Prisoner?: Jewish Women in Jerusalem, 1840-1914 (Brandeis Series on Jewish Women). Hanover, NH: Brandeis University Press, 2005. Print.

Siegelbaum, Chana Bracha. Women at the Crossroads: A Woman's Perspective on the Weekly Torah Portion. Tel-Aiv: Lambda Publishers, Inc., 2010. Print.

Slater, Elinor, and Robert Slater. Great Jewish Women. revised & updated ed. Middle Village: Jonathan David Publishers, 2006. Print.

Slonim, Rivkah, and Liz Rosenberg. Bread and Fire: Jewish Women Find God in the Everyday. Jerusalem: Urim Publications, 2008. Print.

Tylee, Claire M. In the Open: Jewish Women Writers and British Culture. Cranbury, N.J.: Associated U. Press, 2006. Print.

Weisberg, Chana. Tending the Garden: The Unique Gifts of the Jewish Woman. Southfield, Mich: Targum Press / Feldheim Publishers, 2007. Print.

Weisberg, Dvora E. Levirate Marriage and the Family in Ancient Judaism (Hbi Series on Jewish Women). Hanover, NH: Brandeis, 2009. Print.

Wolowelsky, Joel B. Women At The Seder: A Passover Haggadah. Bilingual ed. New York: Ktav Publishing House, 2005. Print.

Zelmanowicz Olewski, Rachela. Crying is forbidden here. Tel-Aviv : A. Olewski, 2009. Print.

Zucker, Bat-Ami. Cecilia Razovsky and American-Jewish Women's Rescue Operations in the Second World War. Portland: Mitchell Vallentine & Company, 2008. Print.

Internet Resources


Adelman , Penina V. "A Drink from Miriam's Cup: Invention of Tradition among Jewish Women ." Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 10.2 (1994): 151-166. Print.

Adelman, Howard. "Rabbis and Reality: Public Activities of Jewish Women in Italy during the Renaissance and Catholic Restoration ." Jewish History 5.1 (1991): 27-40. Print.

Aptheker, Bettina. "Teaching About Anti-Semitism and the Legacy of Jewish Women." Women's Studies Quarterly 21 (1993): 63-68. Print.

Bar-Itzhak, Haya . "Women in the Holocaust. The Story of a Jewish Woman Who Killed a Nazi in a Concentration Camp: A Folkloristic Perspective." Fabula 50 (2009): 67-77. Print.

Baskin, Judith R. "Some Parallels in the Education of Medieval Jewish and Christian Women ." Jewish History 5.1 (1991): 41-51. Print.

Bauman, Mark. "Southern Jewish Women and Their Social Service Organizations ." Journal of American Ethnic History 22.3 (2003): 34-78. Print.

Chajes, Jeffrey Howard. "He Said She Said: Hearing the Voices of Pneumatic Early Modern Jewish Women." Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues 10 (2005): 99-125. Print.

Cotler, Stosh. "Young Jewish Women in Social Justice Leadership: A Conversation with Sarah From, Amy Traub and Haley Grossman." Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal 13 (2008): 108-121. Print.

Daoud, Daoud, et al. "What do women gain from volunteering? The experience of lay Arab and Jewish women volunteers in the Women for Women’s Health programme in Israel." Health & Social Care in the Community 18 (2010): 208-218. Print.

Deutsch, Sandra McGee. "Changing the Landscape: The Study of Argentine Jewish Women and new Historical Vistas." Jewish History 18 (2004): 49-73. Print.

Fogiel-Bijaui, Silvie. "Women in the Kibbutz: The "Mixed Blessing" of Neo-Liberalism." Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues 13 (2007): 102-122. Print.

Fuchs, Esther . "Women Remaking American Judaism (review)." Studies in American Jewish Literature 28 (2009): 114-115. Print.

Greniman, Deborah. "Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia (review)." Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues 14 (2000): 244-251. Print.

Hertz, Deborah, Julie H. Rubin, and Jane Arnold. "Jewish Women in Europe, 1750-1932: A Bibliographic Guide ." Jewish History 7.2 (1993): 127-153. Print.

Ilan , Tal. "Jewish Women's Studies in Israel ." Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 18.2 (2002): 91-95. Print.

Jelen, Sheila E. "Women and Jewish Literature." Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues 16 (2008): 153-173. Print.

Kaplan, Marion A. “Jewish Women in Nazi Germany: Daily Life, Daily Struggles, 1933-1939.” Feminist Studies 16.3 (1990): 579-606. Print.

Kirchen, Anita Mary. "'Finding Their Voice: Jewish Women Artists in the 19th and 20th Centuries'." Dissertation Abstracts International 64.6 (2003): 1-229. Print.

Lewin, Judith. ""Diving into the Wreck": Binding Oneself to Judaism in Contemporary Jewish Women's Fiction." Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 26.3 (2008): 48-68. Print.

Marks, Lara. "Careers and Servers of the Jewish Community: The Marginalized Heritage of Jewish Women in Britain." Immigrants & Minorities 10 (1991): 106-127. Print.

Miron, Gai. "From Bourgeois Germany to Palestine: Memoirs of German Jewish Women in Israel." Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues 17 (2009): 116-140. Print.

Nigro, Kathleen. "Rachel Calof and Jewish Immigrant Women: Between a 'land of opportunity' and a 'terrible new world'." Studies in American Jewish Literature 27 (2009): 23-33. Print.

Schwartzmann, Julia. "Constructing a New Type of Jewish Woman - The Power Concept in the Women-Oriented Literature of Rabbi Aviner." Modern Judaism: A Journal of Jewish Ideas & Experience 28 (2008): 64-78 . Print.

Sered, Susan Starr. “Conflict, Complement, and Control: Family Religion among Middle Eastern Jewish Women in Jerusalem.” Gender and Society 5.1 (1991): 10-29. Print.

Spiegel, Marcia Cohn. "Spirituality for Survival: Jewish Women Healing Themselves ." Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 12.2 (1996): 121-137. Print.

Tsoffar, Ruth. "Book Reviews: The Stains of Culture: An Ethno-Reading of Karaite Jewish Women." American Ethnologist 37 (2010): 174-175. Print.

Umansky, Ellen M.. "Representations of Jewish Women in the Works and Life of Elizabeth Stern." Modern Judaism 13.2 (1993): 165-176. Print.


Lande, Marilyn, Prod. Jewish Women: what have we gained since the 70's?. Perf. Merfish, Sherry, Marilyn Lande, and Andrew Baker. 1993, Film.