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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

Jay M. Eidelman

Jay M. Eidelman received his Ph.D. from Yale University and taught at Hobart & William Smith Colleges. Currently he is Museum Historian at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City, where he is working on a major special exhibition focusing on Jews in military service during World War II scheduled to open in 2003. Dr. Eidelman’s past exhibitions include France Divided: Impassioned Responses to the Dreyfus Scandal and Yiddish on Stage: Posters and Artifacts from the World of Yiddish Theater. He is the author of “Be Holy for I am Holy: Food, Politics, and the Teaching of Judaism” in the Journal of Ritual Studies and “Radically Right: The Jewish Press of Brooklyn” in The Jews of Brooklyn: Culture and Community, published by the University Press of New England.

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Penina Moïse

A Jewish-American poet, nurse, journalist, and educator, Penina Moïse was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1797. Penina Moïse, a staunch supporter of the Confederacy, shaped American-Jewish culture through her poetry as the first woman poet included in an American prayer book.

Anna Marks Allen

Anna Marks Allen was part of a group of Philadelphia Jewish women who established and ran the first independent Jewish charitable societies in the United States. At a time when congregational Jewish life was restricted to men, Jewish women of Allen’s social status increasingly turned towards philanthropy as a way to participate in the public life of the Jewish community.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Jay M. Eidelman." (Viewed on December 11, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/eidelman-jay>.


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