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Jewish women’s encyclopedia released

A new encyclopedia of Jewish women’s history has been published.”A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia of Jewish Women” was launched Thursday at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. It was put out by Shalvi Publications and sponsored by the Jewish Women’s Archive.The encyclopedia, available only on CD-ROM, was edited by Paula Hyman of Yale University and Dalia Ofer of Hebrew University in Jerusalem.It contains more than 3 million words and 2,000 articles and entries, including biographies of great Jewish women through the ages and discussions of contemporary issues relating to women’s status in Judaism such as nuptial agreements, fertility treatments and modern approaches to mikvah.