Michael Galchinsky

Michael Galchinsky is Professor of English and Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness at Georgia State University in Atlanta. His work on Jewish women's writing includes The Origin of the Modern Jewish Woman Writer: Romance and Reform in Victorian England (1996) and an edition of the selected writings of the Victorian Jewish writer, Grace Aguilar (2003). In addition, he is the co-editor, with David Biale and Susannah Heschel, of Insider/Outsider: American Jews and Multiculturalism (1998), and the author of Jews and Human Rights: Dancing at Three Weddings (2008) and The Modes of Human Rights Literature: Towards a Culture without Borders (2016). He is a Faculty Fellow at the Yale University Center for Cultural Sociology.

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Kate Simon

Kate Simon wrote numerous books, including a series of guidebooks for Meridian Books. It was her raw, honest account of her life in her three-volume memoir, however, that was hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “a classic of autobiography.”

Beatrice Kaufman

Regarded as one of the wittiest women in New York during the 1930s and 1940s, Beatrice Kaufman edited important works of modernist poetry and fiction, published short stories of her own in the New Yorker, and saw several of her plays produced on Broadway. Her life demonstrated that a perceptive, ironic, and acculturated Jewish woman could become a valuable contributor to New York’s literary subculture.

Marion Hartog

Marion Hartog, editor of the first Jewish women’s periodical in history, was born in Portsmouth, England, the fourth of twelve children of Joseph Moss (c.1780–c.1840), profession unknown, and Amelia (c.1780–c.1850). Amelia Moss was the granddaughter of the founder of Portsmouth Jewish Congregation and the daughter of Sarah Davids, the first Jewish child born in Portsmouth.

Anna Maria Goldsmid

Anna Maria Goldsmid, daughter of Isabel (née Eliason, 1788–1860) and Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778–1859), was a translator, lecturer, reformer, pamphleteer, founder of girls’ schools, and advocate of teachers’ colleges. She was a Victorian Jewish advocate of women’s education and Jewish emancipation who also made a name for herself as philanthropist and poet.

Grace Aguilar

When she died in 1847 at the age of thirty-one, Grace Aguilar enjoyed a reputation as a poet, historical romance writer, domestic novelist, Jewish emancipator, religious reformer, educator, social historian, theologian, and liturgist.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Michael Galchinsky." (Viewed on January 29, 2020) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/galchinsky-michael>.


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