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.
Sadie Loewith exemplified the adage that “all politics is local.”
Publication of "Up the Down Staircase," a best-selling novel written by Bel Kaufman, a granddaughter of Sholem Aleichem. It was later made into a popular film.
Sara Hurwitz, originally given the title of Maharat, a term created on her behalf, took on the title “Rabbah,” the feminine form of rabbi.
The Challenger space shuttle exploded 73 seconds after lift-off, killing the first Jewish astronaut in space, Judith Resnik, along with her six fellow crew members.
Suffragist and anti-slavery activist Ernestine Rose addressed the annual Thomas Paine dinner, declaring, "superstition keeps women ignorant, dependent, and enslaved beings. Knowledge will make them free."
Birth of Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara W. Tuchman
Muriel Rukeyser established herself as a poet of enduring impact with the publication of "U.S. 1," her second book of poems.
Sophie Udin and six other women founded Pioneer Women, a labor Zionist women's organization based in New York City. Pioneer Women exists today as Na'amat USA.
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: January 26 – February 1." (Viewed on January 31, 2015) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.