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300 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781906764692

Bookseller Code (06)

Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement

A Revolution in the Name of Tradition

Naomi Seidman

The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press

  • All Bais Yaakov schools actively honour Sarah Schenirer's role in promoting Jewish education for girls
  • The new type of Jewishly educated woman the movement created was a major innovation in a culture hostile to female initiative that continues to have an impact of the Jewish world to this day, but little is known about Sarah Schenirer's own life
  • Based on Sarah Schenirer's writings in Yiddish and in Polish, this books presents much new information and paints a vivid portrait of her that dispels many myths
  • The Bais Yaakov movement continues to grow with schools providing full-time elementary and secondary education for girls found wherever there are Orthodox Jews, with many cities in the US and Europe having schools at multiple locations and this book investigates the nature of the revolution they represent.