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  • n. Plural form of Jewess.


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  • "We thought she wanted us to triumph among all Jewesses," Suzanne writes.

    Ellis Weiner: Happy-ish New Year

  • Representations of “Jewesses” by authors such as Walter Scott and George Eliot were primarily sympathetic, though others like Trollope saw the Jewish woman as exotic and seductive.

    Britain: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.

  • “Unless we constantly cultivate a Jewish spirit through an intelligent understanding of our religion, of our history, and of our philosophy, we will cease to be Jewesses through inclination and belief and remain Jewesses only through habit and external pressure,” Kate Aronson told an audience of attentive Jewish women.

    Modern Jewish Family in the United States.

  • Historians have divided on whether she, like many of the Berlin salon Jewesses, converted to Christianity.

    Habsburg Monarchy: Nineteenth to Twentieth Centuries.

  • We are told at great length about the fame of her social gatherings which led her to be considered one of the “Salon Jewesses.”

    Herz, Henriette.

  • As her obituary put it, “Miss Goldsmid, among the Jewesses of her age, was quite the leader in thought.”

    Anna Maria Goldsmid.

  • One of them, the artist Menahem Shemi, organized an exhibition of drawings from the camps and brought about the publication of the booklet Jewesses in Slavery, which contained drawings by Lurie from Stutthof and Leibitz.

    Art during the Holocaust.

  • The Jewish Record picked up on this theme and asked its readers why “pretty Jewesses” were distinguished in their charitable and patriotic endeavors from other women.

    Civil War in the United States.

  • Which "Jewesses with Attitude" would you support for President?

    Annie Nathan Meyer.

  • Clearly an aspect of her unconverted self, her part-Jewishness is dealt with at length in The Mandelbaum Gate, set in Jerusalem in the early 1960s, and the story that came out of this novel, “The Gentile Jewesses.”

    Muriel Spark.


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