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Abstract

Articles on Jewish women are frequently published in women's studies/ feminist periodicals, where they may not readily come to the attention of Judaica researchers owing in large measure to the difficulties inherent in the indexing of this new interdisciplinary field. From her vantage point as publisher of Feminist Periodicals: A Current Listing of Contents and with a background in Judaica librarianship, the author has taken note of a wealth of material on Jewish women, covering both religious and secular aspects of Jewish women's identity, upbringing, and psyche; the status of Israeli women and feminism in Israel; the Holocaust, antisemitism, and women (including antisemitism within the women's movement); and creative expression by Jewish women on Jewish themes in the form of short stories, poetry, and art work. Examples from this material are provided, in order to encourage consideration of these periodicals as a resource in studying Jewish women.

Author Biography & Related Information

Phyllis Holman Weisbard has been the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian since 1991. She and her staff publish Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources; Feminist Periodicals: A Current Listing of Contents; New Books on Women & Feminism, and subject bibliographies in women's studies. She is the author of Jewish Law: Bibliography of Sources and Scholarship in English (with David Schoenberg); The History of Women and Science, Health, and Technology: A Bibliographic Guide to the Professions and the Disciplines (with Rima D. Apple); and numerous articles in Feminist Collections.