The People of the Book inthe World of Books isaRussian bimonthly publication for serious readers with Jewish interests. Our English website includes only thesummaries of thepublished articles. Toaccess the complete text of them, please visit the Russian version of this website.


October 1999

This issue of the magazine includes:

• Letters to the Editor

Review: Women on the Margins by Natalie Zemon Davis

Natalie Zemon Davis is a famous historian, and honorary member of Princeton University. Recently appeared Russian translation of her book Women on the Margins devoted to three outstanding women of 17th century. The magazine's review studies one of them—Glikl bas Yehuda Leib from Hamburg. Her autobiography is a unique source of information on social and cultural life of seventeenth-century German Jewry. Her autobiography also shows her spiritual strength and dignity.

Publishers and Publishing Projects: Sefer—Moscow Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization

The Sefer Center was founded in August 1994 as an independent body affiliated with the International Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The objectives of the Center include fostering research and teaching of Jewish subjects in universities, supporting teachers and students of Academic Judaica and raising their standards. The article is followed by a complete bibliography of the Center's publications for 1996–1999.

Jewish Calendar of Significant Dates: November–December 1999

Bibliography: 72 New Books