To Repair a Broken World: The Life of Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah

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$35.00
Publisher
Harvard University Press
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Pages
400
Dimensions
5.8 X 9.3 X 1.6 inches | 1.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780674988095

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About the Author

Dvora Hacohen is Professor of Modern Jewish History at Bar Ilan University, Israel. Her several books include the prizewinning The Children of the Time: Youth Aliyah 1933-1948. She has received the Ben-Gurion Prize for her contributions to scholarship.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020) was Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she received her BA from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LLB from Columbia Law School. From 1959 to 1961, Ginsburg served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L. Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She was a professor of law at Rutgers University School of Law (1963-1972) and at Columbia Law School (1972-1980). She was appointed a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. President Clinton nominated her as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat on August 10, 1993.

Reviews

[A] commanding account of Henrietta Szold...Renders [Szold] a full-bodied personality rather than a figurehead.--Jenna Weissman Joselit "Jewish Review of Books" (9/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)
The life and work of Henrietta Szold remain both historically significant and deeply inspiring. This first-ever scholarly biography rests upon a mountain of research, filling in many missing details concerning Szold's life in the United States and providing an unprecedented account of her remarkable and still underappreciated work in the Land of Israel. Hacohen's invaluable book introduces a new generation to one of American Jewry's greatest twentieth-century women.--Jonathan D. Sarna, author of American Judaism: A History
Hacohen beautifully captures the arc of Henrietta Szold's life in a book that rests on deep scholarship and is exceedingly well written. This compelling work will stand as the definitive biography of one of the most important figures in modern Jewish history.--Pamela S. Nadell, author of America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today
Henrietta Szold deserves to be more widely known for her enormous achievements in and impact on American Jewish intellectual life, Jewish women's empowerment, and the history of modern Zionism. We are indebted to Hacohen for her comprehensive and gripping biography that brings together a wealth of information never before found in one volume about an extraordinary woman who has so deservedly achieved iconic status.--Shuly Rubin Schwartz, author of The Rabbi's Wife: The Rebbetzin in American Jewish Life
Hacohen's deeply researched and powerfully empathic biography of Henrietta Szold is a landmark study of an extraordinary leader who responded to some of the greatest challenges confronting Jews in America and pre-state Israel in the first half of the twentieth century. This highly readable book will endure as a classic in the canon of works on modern Jewish history.--Jack Wertheimer, author of The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today