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Jewish Women's Archive: Encyclopedia

The Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) provides free online access to this extensive encyclopedia of Jewish women's history. This encyclopedia is based on a 2006 CD-ROM version of Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia and has since been updated and expanded. Here, readers will find "over 1,700 biographies, 300 thematic essays, and 1,400 photographs and illustrations on a wide range of Jewish women through the centuries." Organized alphabetically, visitors can filter the entries by broad topics such as art, science, and sports, then again by sub-topics such as painting, engineering, and athletes. It covers well-known Jewish figures such as US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as well as some who may be surprising, such as Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp, wife of gunfighter Wyatt Earp. Each entry includes a bibliography of sources, and the encyclopedia also includes a short glossary of terms that may be helpful for visitors unfamiliar with Jewish culture. This valuable resource will be of interest to students and educators, as well as the generally curious. Educators may also want to check out JWA's many lesson plans and teaching tools. Based in Massachusetts, JWA is "a national organization dedicated to collecting and promoting the extraordinary stories of Jewish women."
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Date of Scout Publication
March 8th, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
March 5th, 2019 at 1:03pm
Date Of Record Release
March 6th, 2019 at 7:54am
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