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Baila R. Shargel

Baila R. Shargel is a graduate of Goucher College and the Jewish Theological Seminary. She has taught at JTS, Pace University, Purchase College, and Manhattanville College. A social and intellectual historian, Shargel is the author of Practical Dreamer, Israel Friedlaender and the Shaping of American Judaism; The Jews of Westchester, a Social History; Lost Love, The Untold Story of Henrietta Szold; several studies of Bessie Gotsfeld, an important Orthodox Zionist; and a seminal essay on the Masada myth.

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