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Friedan: Universal Woman, Particular Jew


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/friedan_universal_woman_particular_jew_20060210

Betty Friedan, who died last weekend at age 85 at her home in Washington, D.C., was both universal woman and particular Jew. The word Jewish does not appear at all in "The Feminine Mystique," her seminal work, yet every heartbeat was a Jewish one. Once, in her 50s, after fame, fortune and independence had filled her life, she asked one favor of friends -- to find her a nice Jewish husband.

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