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Copyright © Diana Mara Henry

This Week in History

This Week in History offers a unique calendar of American Jewish experience—connecting specific dates throughout the year to an array of compelling historic events related to American Jewish women.

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Birth of Yiddish historian Chava Turniansky

July 21, 1937

"Yiddish is a language rich in humor, depth and expression.” - Historian Chava Turniansky

Theda Bara

Birth of Theda Bara, the original "vamp"

July 22, 1890

Silent film star Theda Bara was born.

Elsa Neumann Graduation

Death of Elsa Neumann, first female doctoral graduate of University of Berlin

July 23, 1902

Death of Elsa Neumann, first female doctoral graduate of University of Berlin

Selma Stern-Taeubler

Birth of Selma Stern-Taeubler, pioneering archivist

July 24, 1890

An avid student of history, Selma Stern-Taeubler became the founding director of the American Jewish Archives.

Blu Greenberg

Hadassah honors Orthodox feminist Blu Greenberg

July 25, 2006

Blu Greenberg was honored with Hadassah's highest honor, the Henrietta Szold award, at a convention banquet.

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Selma Jeanne Cohen's "Encyclopedia of Dance"

July 26, 1998

The International Encyclopedia of Dance, edited by dance historian Selma Jeanne Cohen, was reviewed in the New York Times.

Gertrude Stein

Death of Gertrude Stein

July 27, 1946

Artistic iconoclast and literary pioneer Gertrude Stein dies in France.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: July 21 – July 27." (Viewed on July 25, 2014) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.

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