Saturday, March 7, 2009

Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia

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 http://jwa.org/encyclopedia.
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.

Please help us spread the word by forwarding this e-mail to your
colleagues, family, and friends! Let us know how you are using the
Encyclopedia. Send your feedback to Jordan Namerow, Online
Communications Specialist, Jewish Women's Archive, jnamerow@jwa.org.

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