Monday, March 2, 2009

New Jewish Women's Encyclopedia: Online and Free

It's here! The Jewish Women's Archive is proud to announce the launch of the online version of Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia, originally published by Alice and Moshe Shalvi of Shalvi Publishing Ltd., and edited by Professors Paula Hyman of Yale University and Dalia Ofer of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Encyclopedia is now available for FREE at

Previously available only on CD-ROM, the Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive source on Jewish women. It features over 1,700 biographies, 300 thematic essays, and 1,400 photographs and illustrations on a wide range of Jewish women through the centuries -- from Gertrude Berg to Gertrude Stein; Hannah Greenbaum Solomon to Hannah Arendt; the Biblical Ruth to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Never before has so much well-researched and well-written material about Jewish women been available in one place online. Accessible and free to Internet users all over the world, the Encyclopedia appeals to a wide range of readers, including educators, activists, high school students, researchers, scholars, and the merely curious. Its thematic and visual links make it possible to draw connections across time and space in ways that are impossible in a printed book

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