Jewish Women In Latvia

By Ruta Marjasa

Hadassah International Research Institute on Jewish Women, November 1, 1999

According to the 1997 statistics, 14,614 Jews live in Latvia - more than half of them women. The subject of Jewish women in Latvia has never to my knowledge been an object of research. This paper is the first attempt in this direction. It offers a brief look at Jewish history in Latvia. It then focuses on an overview of the Jewish community in Latvia today, its organizations, and challenges, including exploring the reasons for its rapidly decreasing numbers.

Topic: History, Continuity, Jewish Continuity, Women

Name of Publication: Working Paper Series

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Genre: Brief

Coverage: Latvia

Language: English

Copyright Information: Download for personal use, freely distribute link

Bibliographic Information:
Marjasa, Ruta. Jewish Women In Latvia. Working Paper Series. Hadassah International Research Institute on Jewish Women. 1 November 1999:


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