Sarah Silberstein Swartz

Sarah Silberstein Swartz, a book editor and writer, has helped produce numerous prize-winning volumes on Jewish and Jewish women’s topics. She is the author of Bar Mitzvah, co-editor and a translator of Found Treasures: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers, as well as co-editor of and contributor to From Memory to Transformation: Jewish Women’s Voices. She also served as editor-in-chief of Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia.

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Anna Margolin

Rosa Lebensboim, better known by her pen name of Anna Margolin, is regarded by literary critics as one of the finest early twentieth-century Yiddish poets in America. Her poetry, translated by Adrienne Rich, Kathryn Hellerstein, and Marcia Falk, among others, appears in many Yiddish poetry anthologies in English. Captivating, temperamental, and intellectually gifted, Anna Margolin influenced the work of several major writers and thinkers of her time.

Malka Lee

A writer of lyrical and sometimes sentimental poetry, Malka Lee was one of the most beloved female poets writing in Yiddish in America during her lifetime. Her poems had great folk appeal to Yiddish readers as reflections of their own experiences in the Old World and the New. Her work was favorably received by literary critics of the time, such as Shmuel Niger and Melech Ravitch. In 1965, she was awarded the Hayim Greenberg Award of Pioneer Women of America.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Sarah Silberstein Swartz." (Viewed on October 13, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/swartz-sarah>.

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