Fräulein Rabbiner Jonas: The Story of the First Woman Rabbi
October 2004, Jossey-Bass
Foreword (Hermann Simon).
My Journey Toward Regina Jonas.
The Story of Regina Jonas.
Preliminary Notes: On the Halachic Treatise of Regina Jonas.
Halachic Treatise: Can Women Serve As Rabbis? (Regina Jonas).
Structure of the Talmud (According to Maimonides).
Additional Halachic Compendia and Commentaries.
“A most intriguing story both about Jonas herself and Klapheck finding Jonas; the documents, many of which were reproduced for this volume, are riveting historical artifacts. This volume engenders admiration for a woman who had the inner strength to seek ordination when her social and religious milieu adamantly opposed leadership roles for women. This research pushes the beginnings of Jewish feminism, which is considered by most to have started in the United States in the 1970s, back to Germany in the 1930s.”--Judith Hauptman, E. Billi Ivry Professor of Talmud and Rabbinic Culture and author, Rereading the Rabbis, a Woman's Voice