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This Week in History

This Week in History

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This Week: July 25 - July 31

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.

"International Encyclopedia of Dance" Front Cover, Edited by Selma Jeanne Cohen

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, 1935

Death of Gertrude Stein

July 27, 1946

Artistic iconoclast and literary pioneer Gertrude Stein dies in France.

Henrietta Szold

Henrietta Szold helps to create American Jewish culture

July 28, 1893

The "Jewish Exponent" announced that Henrietta Szold would be moving to Philadelphia from her home in Baltimore to serve as the secretary and first paid employee of the Jewish Publication Society.

Broadcast of Deborah Kaufman's "Blacks and Jews"

July 29, 1997

Deborah Kaufman's documentary film, "Blacks and Jews," aired on PBS.

Birth of publisher Blanche Wolf Knopf

July 30, 1894

Blanche Wolf Knopf, longtime leader of the publishing company Alfred A. Knopf, was born.

Miriam Miller joins the WAVES

July 30, 1942

The WAVES program, enlisting female volunteers in the U.S. Navy, was established. Miriam Miller was among the first enlistees.

Paula Sinclair on When Harry Met Sally (Image)

Bobbie Rosenfeld goes for the gold

July 31, 1928

Canadian Bobbie Rosenfeld won an Olympic silver medal in the 100-meter race. The 1928 Olympics, held in Amsterdam, were the first in which women were allowed to compete in track & field events.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: July 25 – July 31." (Viewed on July 27, 2016) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.

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