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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Extent: 6.75 linear feet (8 boxes)
Dr. Chava Weissler has been the Philip and Muriel Berman Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Religion Studies Department of Lehigh University since 1988. Her areas of interest are women in Jewish history, Jewish folklore, classical Jewish texts, and Jewish and American popular religion. This collection, dating from 1982 to 1999, contains writings by Dr. Weissler, as well as her personal notes and research documents. The bulk of the materials document the research and writing of Dr. Weissler’s first book, Voices of the Matriarchs: Listening to the Prayers of Early Modern Jewish Women, published in 1998.