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Gender Portrayal In Jewish Children's Literature, Ellen G. Cole Sep 1994

Gender Portrayal In Jewish Children's Literature, Ellen G. Cole

Judaica Librarianship

Current concerns with equality and equity focus the spotlight on gender, especially in a patriarchal religion and its observances, customs, and literature. When boys and girls read Jewish books they receive an image through word and picture of Jewish girls and women. This image can vary if the subject of the story is religious or cultural, if the time frame is past or present, if the locale is familiar or foreign, or if the plot conflict involves a male or another female. Gender can shift the fulcrum when the world seesaws between unfair and un equal.

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Research Resources For The Study Of African-American And Jewish Relations, Betty Kaplan Gubert Sep 1994

Research Resources For The Study Of African-American And Jewish Relations, Betty Kaplan Gubert

Judaica Librarianship

Several libraries in New York City have exceptionally rich resources for the study of relations between African Americans and Jewish Americans. The holdings of and access to these collections are discussed; some sources in other parts of the U.S. are mentioned as well. The most important collection is in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library. Besides books, there is a vast Clipping File, the unique Kaiser Index, manuscript collections, and some audio and visual materials. The Jewish Division of The New York Public Library has unparalleled holdings of Jewish newspapers from around ...