AMERICAN JEWESS Social religious and literary subjects was published once a month edited by Rosa Sonneschein co. Chicago, May 1895, No. 2.
The Jewish-American magazine, published in Chicago and New York, defined itself as "the only magazine in the world devoted to the interests of Jewish women," the first ever English-language journal devoted to Jewish women to promote their status as women. The magazine, which was published between April 1895 and August 1899, in a total of 46 issues, culminating in a distribution of 31,000 copies, gave its first expression to Jewish women who did not see the religious, faith, and national aspects of their identity as clashes with each other. For the first time, he discussed issues that until then were taboo around the Jewish woman, such as membership in the women's synagogue, cycling for women in the streets of the city, the woman's role as active in American Zionism, equality of women's labor versus men, The women's section of the synagogue, and more.
In the first issue of "AMERICAN JEWESS," editor Rosa Sonstein wrote the revolutionary sentence that "not what happened, but what is Written makes history." Sonstein, the educated daughter of a Reform rabbi, gave a place in the editorials that regularly wrote about the aspirations, hopes, and fears of Jewish women at the end of the 19th century by expressing feminist views for the first time in a magazine. She expressed her views fearlessly on almost every possible topic related to advancing the status of the Jewish woman.
Before us the second issue that was published in May 1895. The design of its cover page is identical to that of the first issue. In addition to articles on SUCCESSFUL BUSINNESS WOMEN, or "WOMAN'S PART IN THE DARMA OF LIFE", the first time in American history appears an advertisement supposedly innocent of soap cleaning. But now the photographer is holding the soap in her hand, wearing a large prayer shawl.
See sothby's catalog Judaica, December 2014 Item No. 26.
Tears at borders of cover, detached cover. Missing back cover. Two leaves torn and missing. fine-moderate condition.