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Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement – A Revolution in the Name of Tradition - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition

Naomi Seidman


Sarah Schenirer is one of the unsung heroes of twentieth-century Orthodox Judaism. The Bais Yaakov schools she founded in interwar Poland had an unparalleled impact on a traditional Jewish society threatened by assimilation and modernity, educating a generation of girls to take an active part in their community. The movement grew at an astonishing pace, expanding to include high schools, teacher seminaries, summer programmes, vocational schools, and youth movements, in Poland and beyond; it continues to flourish throughout the Jewish diaspora. This book explores the movement through the tensio ... More

Keywords: Sarah Schenirer, Orthodox Judaism, Bais Yaakov schools, traditional Jewish society, socialism, feminism, Zionism, Polish electoral politics, Orthodoxy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781906764692
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906764692.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Naomi Seidman, author

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