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Judith Rosenbaum on Emma Goldman's Arrest

This Week in History: On September 27, 1919, Anarchist Emma Goldman was released from a two-year prison term and was immediately rearrested. Judith Rosenbaum discusses why Goldman was so feared, and why her story continues to resonate.
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This Week in History: On September 27, 1919, Anarchist Emma Goldman was released from a two-year prison term and was immediately rearrested. Judith Rosenbaum discusses why Goldman was so feared, and why her story continues to resonate.

Rachel Ertel

Shaped by Yiddish culture from an early age, Rachel Ertel sparked a love of Jewish studies in others through her work as the most respected scholar of Yiddish in France.

Elisheva Bichovsky

As one of Palestine’s first Hebrew poets, Elisheva Bichovsky helped shape the emerging country’s new literary scene.

Elisheva Bichovsky in Israel, 1936

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Poet, writer, and translator Elisheva Bichovsky (1888-1949) in Israel in 1936.

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Poet, writer, and translator Elisheva Bichovsky (1888-1949) in Israel in 1936.

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