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Author Schwartz, Shuly Rubin

Title The Rabbi's Wife : the Rebbetzin in American Jewish Life
Published New York : NYU Press, 2006


Description 1 online resource (326 pages)
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Pioneers; 2. The Power behind the Throne; 3." Mr. & Mrs. God"; 4. Two for the Price of One; 5." Please [Don't] Call Me Rebbetzin!"; 6. They Married What They Wanted to Be, but What Does That Mean for the Future?; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary 2006 National Jewish Book Award, Modern Jewish Thought. Long the object of curiosity, admiration, and gossip, rabbis' wives have rarely been viewed seriously as American Jewish religious and communal leaders. We know a great deal about the important role played by rabbis in building American Jewish life in this country, but not much about the role that their wives played. The Rabbi's Wife redresses that imbalance by highlighting the unique contributions of rebbetzins to the development of American Jewry. Tracing the careers of rebbetzins from the beginning of the twentieth century until the pr
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-298) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Rabbis' spouses -- Religious life -- United States
Rabbis' spouses -- United States -- Intellectual life
Rabbis' spouses -- United States -- History
Rabbis' spouses.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780814739891