The words of Jewish women to inspire, enlighten and enrich your life.
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 Este 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.
What do 317 Jewish women have to say on 72 topics from feminism to friendship, fashion and shopping, violence and rape, Israel and Judaism, truth, lies and superstitions, sex and success? Answer: A lot. Partnow (The Quotable Woman) gathers their wisdom and humor in 2,400 quotations that reflect diverse scholarly, social, literary, theatrical, political and spiritual worlds. All the women "have helped heal the world with their ideas, their activism, their service, their talent and their labor," she writes. Like the editor herself, readers may be surprised to find among this Who's Who of Jewish Women financial adviser Sylvia Porter, philosopher-writer Ayn Rand, actor Winona Ryder and artist Frida Kahlo, alongside more predictable choices like Anne Frank and Golda Meir. "That's part of the fun of this book these discoveries," notes Partnow. An index allows readers to locate quotes by author rather than subject. The one-paragraph biographies of each woman are perhaps the most fascinating part of the book, adding a personal dimension to the women's fascinating achievements. The collection's strength lies in diversity; as author and activist Grace Paley writes: "You have an opinion. I have an opinion. Life don't have no opinion." Many opinions fill these pages, something to inspire every reader.