Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia


Irene Heskes

Irene Heskes (1923–1999) was a music historian who specialized in Jewish music. She contributed entries to Encyclopedia Judaica, Musical Theater in America, and The Handbook of Holocaust Literature. Among her books are Studies in Jewish Music, Jews in Music, The Resource Book of Jewish Music, Yiddish-American Popular Songs, 1895–1950, and Passport to Jewish Music: Its History, Traditions, and Culture.

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