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A SWEEPING HISTORY OF JEWISH WOMEN IN AMERICA.

“America’s Jewish Women: A History From Colonial Times to Today”

By Pamela S. Nadell

321 pages. W.W. Norton & Company. $28.95.

Considering that the very definition of Judaism and what it means to be a Jew has changed so much over the last three centuries of American history, it’s a near impossible endeavor — yeoman’s work — to capture succinctly the role of Jewish women over that long span. But

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