Historian

Peter Gay, Public Intellectual And Nazi Refugee, Dies At 91

Gay's autobiography 'My German Question' grappled with the issue of Jewish denial in the face of rising Nazi power.

05/12/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Peter Gay, a refugee from Nazi Germany who wrote groundbreaking social histories of such topics as the Enlightenment, the Jewish identity of Sigmund Freud, and the position of Jews in Weimar Germany, died May 12 at his home in Manhattan, according to The New York Times. He was 91.

Cover Image of Peter Gay's Biography on Freud. Via jpc.de

Pioneering Historian, Feminist Remembered

Yale’s Paula Hyman pushed for women’s equality within Judaism.
12/19/2011 - 19:00
Staff Writer

A graduate student at Columbia University in 1972, Paula Hyman was part of a dozen Jewish feminists who delivered a manifesto — demanding full equality for women in the practice of Conservative Judaism — to the annual meeting of the Rabbinical Assembly, the movement’s rabbinical group.

Paula Hyman: prolific author and trailblazing Jewish feminist.
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