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Baila R. Shargel

Baila R. Shargel was a graduate of Goucher College and the Jewish Theological Seminary. She taught at JTS, Pace University, Purchase College, and Manhattanville College. A social and intellectual historian, Shargel was the author of Practical Dreamer, Israel Friedlaender and the Shaping of American Judaism; The Jews of Westchester, a Social History; Lost Love, The Untold Story of Henrietta Szold; several studies of Bessie Gotsfeld, an important Orthodox Zionist; and a seminal essay on the Masada myth. Baila Shargel passed away in 2021.

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Lillian Kasindorf Kavey

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Baila R. Shargel." (Viewed on March 2, 2024) <http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/shargel-baila>.