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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

Despite her short writing career, Anna Margolin is regarded by literary critics as one of the finest early twentieth-century Yiddish poets in America. She was an active member of a circle of Jewish immigrant intellectuals in New York and her work influenced several major writers of her time, including the Yiddishist Chaim Zhitlovsky.

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.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Sarah Silberstein Swartz." (Viewed on August 3, 2021) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/swartz-sarah>.

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