The Quotable Jewish Woman by Elaine T. Partnow
Wisdom, Inspiration, and Humor from the Mind and Heart

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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
Anita Diamant
Phyllis Diller
Delia Ephron
Marcia Falk
Dianne Feinstein
Anne Frank
Rosalind Franklin
Anna Freud
Betty Friedan
Carol Gilligan
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
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
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 women from many countries and backgrounds, this book is an inspirational gateway to the thoughts and lives of Jewish women, both contemporary and ancient.

Until we are all free, we are none of us free.
—Emma Lazarus in American Hebrew, 3 November 1882–23 February 1883

Toughness doesn’t have to come in a pinstripe suit.
—Dianne Feinstein in Time, 4 June 1984

God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.
—Sarah, Book of Genesis, c. ninth century B.C.E Bible


About Elaine T. Partnow

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Elaine Bernstein Partnow is a well-known public speaker/performance lecturer and the author of many books, including "The Quotable Jewish Woman" and "The Quotable Woman: The First 5,000 Years," which has been in print since 1978. The creator of the Living History Institute, a non-profit organization that brings living history into schools, she is the online editor of aWomen of Wisdoma on the award-winning website,
Published March 4, 2004 by Jewish Lights Publishing. 454 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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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?

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