The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Tamar Fields

Tamar Fields is the proud daughter of Emily Taitz, an author, women's rights advocate, Jewish women's rights activist, and scholar. It is her mother's inspiring life work and dedication to writing women back into history that led Tamar to contributing to this important encyclopedia project. Tamar is also a Reading Specialist specializing in helping children with dyslexia. She lives with her husband in Massachusetts, where they raised their four sons.

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Rosalyn Yalow

Rosalyn Yalow made a breakthrough contribution to medical research with the discovery of radioimmunoassay, which contributed to major advances in diabetes research and other medical conditions. She won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1977. At a time when it was rare for a woman to have a career in science, she defied gender barriers and pursued both a career and a family.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Tamar Fields." (Viewed on May 29, 2023) <>.


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