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The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

Features thousands of biographic and thematic essays on Jewish women around the world. Learn more

Richard Cohen

Richard I. Cohen is the former academic director of the Israel Center of Research Excellence (I-Core) for the Study of Cultures of Place in the Modern Jewish World (Daat Hamakom) and Emeritus Professor of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His publications include: The Burden of Conscience: French-Jewish Leadership during the Holocaust; Jewish Icons: Art and Society in Modern Europe; and a forthcoming volume on the Polish-Jewish artist Samuel Hirszenberg (1865-1908) with Prof. Mirjam Rajner. He has recently co-edited Spiritual Homelands: The Cultural Experience of Exile, Place and Displacement among Jews and Others.

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Paula E. Hyman

Distinguished historian Paula Hyman was engaged deeply in Jewish feminism and wrote extensively on the history of Jewish women in an effort to integrate their experience into the Jewish historical narrative. A role model for many, she challenged sacrosanct beliefs and stereotypes with vigor and knowledge and left behind a myriad of scholarly contributions and a profound vision for Jewish women.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Richard Cohen." (Viewed on December 8, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/cohen-richard>.


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