America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today

America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today

A groundbreaking history of how Jewish women have maintained their identity and influenced social activism as they wrote themselves into American history.What does it mean to be a Jewish woman in America? In a gripping historical narrative, Pamela S. Nadell weaves together the stories of a diverse group of extraordinary people—from the colonial era’s Grace Nathan and her g...

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Title:America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today
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  • saranimals

    As an American Jewish Woman myself, I was thrilled to receive an ARC of this book via a goodreads giveaway.

    An informative, well-researched, well written book. A worthwhile read for anyone interested in American history, and/or women's rights, and/or Jewish history. Absolutely essential for those interested in all three.

    Of particular note was the section on the incomparable contributions of Jewish Women to the labor rights revolution.

    The author perfectly addresses the "intersectionality" with w

    As an American Jewish Woman myself, I was thrilled to receive an ARC of this book via a goodreads giveaway.

    An informative, well-researched, well written book. A worthwhile read for anyone interested in American history, and/or women's rights, and/or Jewish history. Absolutely essential for those interested in all three.

    Of particular note was the section on the incomparable contributions of Jewish Women to the labor rights revolution.

    The author perfectly addresses the "intersectionality" with which Jewish women must contend: anti-semitism from Gentile women, misogyny from Jewish men.

    This is a book that I will read again and again and eventually pass on to my own daughter.

  • Erika Dreifus

    Nice addition to my own "background" reading in my continuing education/self-study program in Jewish studies. (My thanks to Norton for the complimentary copy.)

  • Linden

    A review of the role of Jewish women in America's history, the earliest times are largely imagined ("To peer into their world we must use our imagination.") I prefer more factual nonfiction writing-- the rest of the book seemed thoroughly researched. The author also makes the controversial statement that the Bible "considers male homosexuality a capital crime " with which many scholars would disagree. It was quite interesting to learn how many progressive movements involved Jewish women, and how

    A review of the role of Jewish women in America's history, the earliest times are largely imagined ("To peer into their world we must use our imagination.") I prefer more factual nonfiction writing-- the rest of the book seemed thoroughly researched. The author also makes the controversial statement that the Bible "considers male homosexuality a capital crime " with which many scholars would disagree. It was quite interesting to learn how many progressive movements involved Jewish women, and how often they were opposed by Jewish men.

  • Jane De vries

    Very informative and a quick read. It appeared that Jewish women in the past were one big league of social workers. Then they became disproportionately connected with just about every liberal cause there was. But is this good?

    In between Ultra-Orthodoxy and unending support of left wings causes, perhaps a new, more moderate approach should define today's, Jewish woman.

  • holly

    Interesting but a little textbook. I did enjoy the stories but wish they went into a bit more detail about some of the women’s lives instead of just throwing out names and very brief descriptions of how they helped move us toward modern Judaism and feminism. It’s a good overview.

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