This Day in Jewish History 1816: A Writer Whose Star Burned Briefly Is Born

Before dying at 30, the English-Jewish author Grace Aguilar wrote fiction, philosophy and theology and made her mark on the Jewish world of the 19th century.

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June 2, 1816 is the birth date of Grace Aguilar, an English-Jewish writer who in her very short life turned out a remarkable variety and quantity of books and manuscripts that left a mark on both Jewish and...