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By Elinor R. Slater and Robert Slater 8.5"x11" (368 Pages)Publisher: Jonathan David, 2006
The one hundred major biographies in this volume are the authors' considered choice of Jewish women who have had the great impact on their respective fields. Each profile describes the unusual gifts of the woman and her achievements, noting, when relevant, her relationship to Judaism and the Jewish people. Among the profiles in this book, one will find the biblical Deborah and the late Israeli prime minister Golda Meir, women who led a nation in war and peace; U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Nobel Prize winners Rosalyn Yallow and Nellie Sachs; singer/actress Barbra Streisand; playwrights Lillian Hellman and Wendy Wasserstein; business tycoons Helena Rubinstein and Estee Lauder; U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. Black-and-white photographs.