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Elana Maryles Sztokman, PhD, writer, researcher, educator and activist, writing on issues pertaining to gender and Jewish life in Israel and around the world.

Book Review: Remarkable Jewish Women, by Emily Taitz and Sondra Henry

[Published in the Australian Jewish News in 2003]

The most invisible members of society are sometimes among the most interesting.

It is perhaps with this idea in mind that publishers have recently put out books exploring “remarkable” or “thinking” Jewish women, including many fascinating, though almost unknown personalities.

In Remarkable Jewish Women, veteran authors Emily Taitz and Sondra Henry have compiled an encyclopedic tome of interesting women from Biblical to contemporary times. This collection is cleverly organized around intriguing categories such as “Struggling for change,” “Pious women: from rebels to rebbes” and “Heroines of the Holocaust.” The book is also beautifully laid out, with over 100 photos, diagrams and manuscripts enhancing the text.

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