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New Online Encyclopedia of Jewish Women! It's Here!

Happy Women's History Month! Earlier this week, the Jewish Women's Archive proudly launched the online version of Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia, edited by Paula Hyman of Yale University and Dalia Ofer of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and originally published by Alice and Moshe Shalvi of Shalvi Publishing, Ltd.

Previously available only on CD-ROM, the Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive source on Jewish women, featuring over 1,700 biographies, 300 thematic essays, and 1,400 photographs and illustrations on a wide range of Jewish women through the centuries -- from Gertrude Berg to Gertrude Stein; Hannah Greenebaum Solomon to Hannah Arendt; the Biblical Ruth to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I've enjoyed perusing the Encyclopedia all week and am learning about Jewish women in so many unusual fields. Who knew that one of the leading vertebrate paleontologists of the twentieth century was a Jewish woman? Tilly Edinger. And the world's greatest table tennis champion? Yep, she's a Jewish woman, too.

As part of our Women's History Month celebration, Jewesses With Attitude will be sharing thoughts and stories about many of these unheralded women, and highlighting the Encyclopedia's content all throughout March. So stay tuned!

In the meantime, be sure to share the news of the Encyclopedia's online launch with your friends, family, and colleagues, and please circulate the link: http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/

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Namerow, Jordan. "New Online Encyclopedia of Jewish Women! It's Here!." 5 March 2009. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on December 12, 2017) <https://jwa.org/blog/jewish-women-a-comprehensive-historical-encyclopedia>.

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