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Jane H. Rothstein

Jane H. Rothstein is a Ph.D. candidate in history and Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. She received her B.A. in politics from Brandeis University and her M.A. in history from Case Western Reserve University. She is completing her dissertation, “Pure Women and Sacred Baths: Family Purity, Sexuality, and American Jews, 1900-1949.”

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Rosa Sonneschein

Rosa Sonneschein created and edited the American Jewess, the first English-language magazine for Jewish women in the United States, where she advocated for the expansion of women’s roles in the synagogue and the Jewish community and expressed her strong support for Zionism.

The American Jewess

Published between 1895 and 1899, The American Jewess was the first independent English-language magazine published by and for Jewish women in the United States. Founded by Rosa Sonneschein and closely tied with the National Council of Jewish Women, the magazine discussed issues of fundamental importance to middle-class Jewish women.


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Jane H. Rothstein." (Viewed on March 2, 2024) <http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/rothstein-jane>.