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This Week in History

This Week in History

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This Week: November 23 - November 29

Aguilar, Grace - still image [media]

American women mark death of British author Grace Aguilar

November 23, 1847

A group of Jewish women in Charleston, South Carolina deplored the death of British author Grace Aguilar as a "national calamity."

Rusty Kanokogi

Rena Glickman featured by Sports Illustrated

November 24, 2008

Sports Illustrated features Rena Glickman, the Mother of Woman’s Judo and Recipient of Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun.

National Council of Jewish Women opens shelter

November 25, 1917

The first shelter for Jewish women discharged from New York jails was opened by the New York section of the National Council of Jewish Women.

Nora Ephron book: I Remember Nothing

New York Times reviews Nora Ephron’s last book

November 26, 2010

When Nora Ephron died, she would miss “taking a bath. Coming over the bridge to Manhattan. Pie.”

Free To Be You And Me

Release of "Free To Be You and Me"

November 27, 1972

"Free To Be You and Me," the album of non-sexist stories and songs that helped shape the self-understanding and world view of a generation of children, was released.

Zypora Spaisman in "Yiddish Theater: A Love Story"

"Yiddish Theater: A Love Story" debuts in Manhattan

November 28, 2007

“In that week we learned the meaning not only of perseverance, but also of the love of art for art's sake."

Adeline Moses Loeb

Creator of Central Park Boathouse Adeline Moses Loeb dies

November 28, 1953

Creator of Central Park Boathouse Adeline Moses Loeb dies

Phoebe Yates Pember

Phoebe Yates Levy Pember given charge of Confederate military hospital

November 29, 1862

In a letter, Phoebe Yates Levy Pember informed her sister that she was about to become a top administrator at the Confederacy's largest military hospital.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: November 23 – November 29." (Viewed on November 29, 2015) <>.


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