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A Price Below Rubies: Jewish Women as Rebels and Radicals

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Why, in the late nineteenth century, did Jewish woman suddenly march into the pages of radical history? A Price below Rubies introduces us to some of these memorable women - particularly, Anna Kuliscioff, Rosa Luxemburg, Esther Frumkin, Manya Shochat, Bertha Pappenheim, Rose Pesotta, and Emma Goldman - a few of them familiar, others less so but no less intriguing. Naomi Sh ...more
Published September 1st 1993 by Harvard University Press
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The first part of this work is a is a discussion of the 'religious' attitude toward women. Women did not need to be educated because they were wombs and 'homemakers'. The women whose lives are described in this book were intelligent and rebelled against the prevailing patriarchy. While the fathers of several of them provided for some education they did not allow the women to take part in Talmudic discussions and made sure the girls knew their 'place.' Some of the girls ran away at a young age to ...more
I was hoping for some interesting personal info. about these women, but it was mostly about the politics. Depressed me. Most died in prison or during the Holocaust.
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Naomi Shepherd was born and educated in Britain but has lived most of her adult life in Israel. She is also a prize-wining historian, biographer, journalist and documentary maker.
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