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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

Faith Jones

Faith Jones is the Yiddish bibliographer in the Dorot Jewish Division of The New York Public Library. She is an editor of Bridges and is active in organizations dedicated to feminism, peace and justice, and Yiddish.

Articles by this author

Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein

Yiddish writer Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein was born in Belarus in 1899 and emigrated to Calgary, Canada, with her family in 1911. Her poetry devoted to her pregnancy and childbirth were considered groundbreaking, along with other themes in her work, including grief, marriage, sexuality, and widowhood.

Esther Kreitman

Esther Kreitman was the sole female writer in what many consider to be the most prominent family in the history of Yiddish literature, that of brothers I.B. and I.J. Singer. Krietman’s most notable contributions to Yiddish literature include her writings in support of the Haskalah and her autobiographical novel, Der Sheydim Tants (Deborah).

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Faith Jones." (Viewed on December 11, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/jones-faith>.


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