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Post-Communist Jewish Identities: Books

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.

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