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The Quotable Jewish Woman

Wisdom, Inspiration and Humor from the Mind and Heart

Edited by Elaine Bernstein Partnow

6 x 9, 496 pp, Paperback, 978-1-58023-236-4

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The words of Jewish women to inspire, enlighten and enrich your life.
The Quotable Jewish Woman is the definitive collection of ideas, reflections, humor, and wit by Jewish women. Compiler Elaine Bernstein Partnow (The Quotable Woman) brings together the voices of over 300 women—including women of the Bible, actors, poets, humorists, scientists, and literary and political figures—whose ideas, activism, service, talent, and labor have touched the world.
Quoted women include:
Bella Abzug • Hannah Arendt • Lauren Bacall • Aviel Barclay • Judy Blume • Susan Brownmiller • Judy Chicago • Jennifer Connelly • Gerty Theresa Cori • Deborah • Anita Diamant • Phyllis Diller • Delia Ephron • Marcia Falk • Dianne Feinstein • Anne Frank • Rosalind Franklin • Anna Freud • Betty Friedan • Carol Gilligan • Ruth Bader Ginsburg • Rebecca Gratz • Blu Greenberg • Erica Jong • Frida Kahlo • Donna Karan • Faye Kellerman • Carole King • Ann Landers • Estée Lauder • Emma Lazarus • Rosa Luxemburg • Golda Meir • Bette Midler • Miriam • Bess Myerson • Cynthia Ozick • Dorothy Parker • Belva Plain • Letty Cottin Pogrebin • Ayn Rand • Gilda Radner • Adrienne Rich • Joan Rivers • Ethel Rosenberg • Sandy Eisenberg Sasso • Hannah Senesh • Fanchon Shur • Raven Snook • Gertrude Stein • Barbra Streisand • Kerri Strug • Henrietta Szold • Barbara Tuchman • Barbara Walters • Dr. Ruth Westheimer • Naomi Wolf • Rosalyn Yalow • and many more …
From winners of Nobel Prizes and Oscars to lesser known but equally remarkable women from many countries and backgrounds, this book is an inspirational gateway to the thoughts and lives of Jewish women, both contemporary and ancient.
“If you need inspiration, enlightenment, or a pithy quotation, [this] is a find.... [A] definitive collection.”
Jewish Woman

Elaine Bernstein Partnow is the author of several books, among them the now-classic The Quotable Woman. She is the online columnist of “Women of Wisdom” for, as well as a performing artist and playwright. You can visit Elaine online at Elaine Partnow is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Jewish Sheroes
  • Funny Jewish Sheroes

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