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The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Ruth Panofsky

Ruth Panofsky, FRSC, is Professor of English at Ryerson University in Toronto, where she specializes in Canadian Literature. Her publications on Canadian Jewish women writers include The Force of Vocation: The Literary Career of Adele Wiseman (2006) and the award-winning two-volume Collected Poems of Miriam Waddington: A Critical Edition (2014). She is editor of The New Spice Box: Contemporary Jewish Writing (2020).

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Adele Wiseman

Adele Wiseman was one of Canada’s most highly regarded writers of the second half of the twentieth century. She is best known for The Sacrifice (1956) and Crackpot (1974), her two groundbreaking novels that explore Jewish life in Canada. Both are set in Winnipeg’s insular North End, reveal her interest in characters who challenge normative behavior, and affirm Wiseman’s belief in community.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Ruth Panofsky." (Viewed on March 28, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/panofsky-ruth>.


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