From the Editor

by Susan Weidman Schneider

I couldn’t believe it. My eleven-year old daughter arrived home from Hebrew school earlier this year carrying a new book Introduction to Jewish History; it was a nice-looking book with graphics that caught my eye, but what caught my consciousness was the Fact that out of 125 pages of text and illustrations, there were only three illustrations featuring women: Sarah (looking adoringly at Abraham), Ruth (gleaning in a corner of the field and looking fetching) and two anonymous women sitting on the ground preparing food and ladling it out for a man standing above them! And this, folks, is 1994.

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