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Memoirs Of Gluckel Of Hameln

Author : Gluckel
ISBN : 9780307806383
Genre : Social Science
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Begun in 1690, this diary of a forty-four-year-old German Jewish widow, mother of fourteen children, tells how she guided the financial and personal destinies of her children, how she engaged in trade, ran her own factory, and promoted the welfare of her large family. Her memoir, a rare account of an ordinary woman, enlightens not just her children, for whom she wrote it, but all posterity about her life and community. Gluckel speaks to us with determination and humor from the seventeenth century. She tells of war, plague, pirates, soldiers, the hysteria of the false messiah Sabbtai Zevi, murder, bankruptcy, wedding feasts, births, deaths, in fact, of all the human events that befell her during her lifetime. She writes in a matter of fact way of the frightening and precarious situation under which the Jews of northern Germany lived. Accepting this situation as given, she boldly and fearlessly promotes her business, her family and her faith. This memoir is a document in the history of women and of life in the seventeenth century. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Life Of Gl Ckel Of Hameln 1646 1724

Author : Gl of Hameln
ISBN : 9780827609525
Genre : Religion
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Glückel of Hameln’s memoir is widely viewed as one of the earliest major works written by a Jewish woman and has become a classic. Glückel’s aim, she writes at the beginning of her memoir, was to while away the long and melancholy nights that tormented her after her husband’s death, and to inform her 12 children about their family and its history. But her book is not just an account of her life; it is also a fascinating depiction of 17th century Germany and its Jewish community. The Life of Glückel of Hameln is the only English translation of Glückel’s story from the original Yiddish and is widely considered the most accurate and complete translation available. It was out of print for many years until this JPS edition. The volume also includes an introduction by Beth-Zion Abrahams that fills in the background of Glückel’s life and tells how she came to write her memoir. With this reissue, JPS invites a wide audience to read this important record of Jewish, European, and women’s history.

My Life As A Radical Jewish Woman

Author : Puah Rakovsky
ISBN : 9780253215642
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Autobiography of Puah Rakovsky, who broke from traditional upbringng to become a professional educator, Zionist activist, and feminist leader in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century Poland.

Early Modern Culture And Haskalah

Author : Dan Diner
ISBN : 9783525369333
Genre : History
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English summary: The focus is on the investigation of Jewish environments and social spaces in the early modern period. Of especial interest here is the tension between tradition and modernity. Other articles explore aspects of the history of Jewish institutions and Jewish aspects of the history of science from the 18th to 20th century. German description: Thematischer Schwerpunkt des Jahrbuchs ist die Erforschung fruhneuzeitlicher judischer Lebenswelten. Im Zentrum steht dabei die Spannung zwischen Tradition und aufkommender Moderne, die sich an Einstellung und Reaktion der Juden in besonderer Weise ablesen lasst. Gerade die Vielfalt der judischen Lebenswelten - geographisch und topographisch, sprachlich und kulturell - lasst mit dem Aufkommen moderner Neuerungen wie dem Buchdruck innerjudische Kommunikation zunehmen und so eine Einheit in der Unterschiedlichkeit erkennbar werden. Erganzt wird der Band durch Beitrage, die Einzelaspekte der Modernisierung des Judentums vom ausgehenden 18. bis in das 20. Jahrhundert thematisieren, sowie durch die Rubriken Aus der Forschung, Diskussion, Gelehrtenportrat, Dubnowiana und Literaturbericht.


Author : Yeshiva University. Museum
ISBN : UOM:39015014324316
Genre : History
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Carleton Germanic Papers

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ISBN : UVA:X030350805
Genre : German literature
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Graphic Details

Author : Sarah Lightman
ISBN : 9781476615905
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The comics within capture in intimate, often awkward, but always relatable detail the tribulations and triumphs of life. In particular, the lives of 18 Jewish women artists who bare all in their work, which appeared in the internationally acclaimed exhibition “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women.” The comics are enhanced by original essays and interviews with the artists that provide further insight into the creation of autobiographical comics that resonate beyond self, beyond gender, and beyond ethnicity.

A History Of Jewish Literature Old Yiddish Literature From Its Origins To The Haskalah Period

Author : Israel Zinberg
ISBN : 0870684655
Genre : Jewish literature
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Women And Judaism

Author : Frederick E. Greenspahn
ISBN : 9780814732298
Genre : Religion
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Although women constitute half of the Jewish population and have always played essential roles in ensuring Jewish continuity and the preservation of Jewish beliefs and values, only recently have their contributions and achievements received sustained scholarly attention. Scholars have begun to investigate Jewish women’s domestic, economic, intellectual, spiritual, and creative roles in Jewish life from biblical times to the present. Yet little of this important work has filtered down beyond specialists in their respective academic fields. Women and Judaism brings the broad new insights they have uncovered to the world. Women and Judaism communicates this research to a wider public of students and educated readers outside of the academy by presenting accessible and engaging chapters written by key senior scholars that introduce the reader to different aspects of women and Judaism. The contributors discuss feminist approaches to Jewish law and Torah study, the spirituality of Eastern European Jewish women, Jewish women in American literature, and many other issues. Contributors: Nehama Aschkenasy, Judith R. Baskin, Sylvia Barack Fishman, Harriet Pass Freidenreich, Esther Fuchs, Judith Hauptman, Sara R. Horowitz, Renée Levine, Pamela S. Nadell, and Dvora Weisberg.

Dybbuks And Jewish Women In Social History Mysticism And Folklore

Author : Rachel Elior
ISBN : 9789655240986
Genre : Religion
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How and why a person comes to be possessed by a dybbuk—the possession of a living body by the soul of a deceased person—and what consequences ensue from such possession, form the subject of this book. Though possession by a dybbuk has traditionally been understood as punishment for a terrible sin, it can also be seen as a mechanism used by desperate individuals—often women—who had no other means of escape from the demands and expectations of an all-encompassing patriarchal social order. Dybbuks and Jewish Women examines these and other aspects of dybbuk possession from historical and phenomenological perspectives, with particular attention to the gender significance of the subject.

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