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Reading Jewish Women: Marginality and Modernization in Nineteenth-Century Eastern European Jewish Society (The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry) Paperback – April 1, 2004

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Product Details

  • Series: The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Brandeis (April 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584653671
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584653677
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,985,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"Parush's book is a serious step towards recovering a remarkable picture of Eastern European Jewish life at a turbulent point in history. It is a pioneering work that serves to integrate Jewish women's experience into the socio-cultural discussion of Jewish communities' encounter with modernity."ÑHaaretz

"This book is an extraordinarily rich and unusual window into the society of Jewish women in the nineteenth-century. With fascinating details about girls' secular and Jewish education and revealing extracts from memoirs and novels, Parush underlines the crucial role of women in spreading the spirit of the Enlightenment and modernization throughout East European Jewish society." ÑJewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Journal

"In this brilliant book, literary scholar Iris Parush has presented a compelling case for the central role of Jewish women in the modernization of Eastern European Jews in the second half of the nineteenth century. Iris Parush has made a most compelling case for her thesis that in the struggle for modernization, Jewish women benefited from their own marginality, a marginality that provided them with a space to read and absorb modern ideas, and then to spread those ideas to Jewish society at large. Skillfully using references to women from the memoirs of men (and from the few written by women), she has painted a nuanced and thorough portrait of the major role played by women in the modernization of Jewish society in Eastern Europe in the nineteenth century. Reading Jewish Women is thus a very satisfying book."ÑH-Net Review

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6 x 9 1/4 trim. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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