Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln

Author: Gluckel

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 0307806383

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 8916

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,Beth-Zion Abrahams

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 0827609523

Category: Religion

Page: 190

View: 7432

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.

Hebrew Ethical Wills

Author: Israel Abrahams

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 9780827610101

Category: Social Science

Page: 750

View: 6201

Die Memoiren der Glückel von Hameln

Author: Glückel von Hameln

Publisher: Beltz

ISBN: 9783407221698

Category: Jewish women

Page: 320

View: 3144

Im Jahr 1691 beginnt Glückel von Hameln, ihr Leben aufzuschreiben, 1910 wird Bertha Pappenheim diesen Text veröffentlichen - Erinnerungen einer außergewöhnlichen Frau, die nach dem Tod ihres Mannes zwölf Kinder allein aufgezogen hat, erfolgreich das Familienunternehmen weiterführte und wohl die erste deutsche Frau war, die ihre Autobiographie schrieb. Die in Hamburg 1645 geborene Glückel Pinkerle ist die Tochter eines wohlangesehenen Diamantenhändlers, der sich als einer der ersten Juden Wohnrecht in Hamburg erkaufen darf. Ihre Memoiren, in sieben kleinen Büchern Seite um Seite nachts bei Kerzenlicht aufgeschrieben, geben einen klaren Einblick in das soziale, wirtschaftliche und kulturelle Leben der Juden Mitteleuropas. Sie berichtet darin über das unsichere Leben der jüdischen Bürger, schreibt von Reisen nach Berlin, Leipzig, Hannover und Amsterdam, von der Zeit der schwarzen Pest in Hamburg (1644), aber auch von privaten Dingen, ihren Hoffnungen, Ängsten, ihrem Glück und ihrem Verhältnis zur jüdischen Religion. Ihre Erinnerungen, geschrieben in einem nüchternen und doch unterhaltsamen Stil, sind historisches Zeugnis und literarisches Dokument zugleich. "Man liest dieses Buch, vor über 300 Jahren geschrieben und vor dem ersten Weltkrieg erstmals veröffentlicht, nicht ohne tiefe Bewegung. Es ist ein Dokument der menschlichen Komödie und es ist ein großes geschichtliches Zeugnis vom Anfang der deutsch-jüdischen Synthese, die im 20. Jahrhundert so schrecklich endete." Hessischer Rundfunk "Hinausblickend über die Sorgen des Alltags, die für Juden der damaligen zeit fast erdrückend waren, erscheint uns Glückel von Hameln als kluge, starke Frau, die trotz des Herzeleides, das sie erlebte, trotz der schweren Schicksalsschläge, die sie erduldete, aufrecht blieb." Bertha Pappenheim

Rahel Varnhagen

Lebensgeschichte einer deutschen Jüdin aus der Romantik

Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492202305

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

View: 3431


The German Jewish Heritage

Author: Yeshiva University. Museum

Publisher: [New York] : Yeshiva University Museum


Category: History

Page: 341

View: 6467

Being For Myself Alone

Origins Of Jewish Autobiography

Author: Marcus Moseley

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804763974

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

View: 9994

This is a work of unprecedented scope, tracing the origins of Jewish autobiographical writing from the early modern period to the early twentieth century. Drawing on a multitude of Hebrew and Yiddish texts, very few of which have been translated into English, and on contemporary autobiographical theory, this book provides a literary/historical explanatory paradigm for the emergence of the Jewish autobiographical voice. The book also provides the English reader with an introduction to the works of central figures in the history of Hebrew and Yiddish literature, and it includes discussion of material that has never been submitted to literary critical analysis in English.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 5925

Dybbuks and Jewish Women in Social History, Mysticism and Folklore

Author: Rachel Elior

Publisher: Urim Publications

ISBN: 9655240983

Category: Religion

Page: 125

View: 2846

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.

Judentore, Kuggel, Steuerkonten

Author: Peter Freimark,Ina Susanne Lorenz,Günter Marwedel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Jews

Page: 297

View: 8552

Women Writers of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

An Annotated Bio-bibliographical Guide

Author: Elke Frederiksen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 323

View: 5501

This bibliography of selected writings by 184 women authors from German-speaking countries will be a boon to teachers, students, reference librarians, and library selectors interested in women's literature. The bibliographic listings, many of them annotated, are preceded by a brief biography and critical assessment. The annotations offer concise summaries and commentary. . . . Coverage is broad, spanning 11 centuries, and including writers of diaries, polemics, essays, etc., . . . A necessary acquisition for all academic libraries. "Choice" Researchers in German literature and women's studies will be delighted with this new book by Else Frederiksen and thirty-five other contributors. "Journal of English and Germanic Philology" The literature by women writers in German-speaking countries is abundant and varied, yet it is almost undocumented in English. This annotated bio-bibliographical guide presents both factual and interpretive information on 185 Austrian, German (German Democratic Republic and Federal Republic of Germany after 1945), and Swiss women writers from the tenth century to the present. It is the largest collective research project on German-speaking women writers in English to date and among the most comprehensive in any language, including German. The volume concentrates on those authors who wrote and published primarily prose works, including those poets and dramatists who wrote prose. An important aspect of the volume is its inclusion of the so-called non-traditional genres, such as autobiographies, diaries, letters, travelogues, polemics, and essays--forms of writing that play such an important role in the literature by women and that provide particularly valuable insights into their social context. The selections are necessarily subjective, based on the contributors' critical perspectives and areas of interest, taking into account the development and the results of feminist literary criticism and scholarship in the last fifteen years. All entries are listed in alphabetical order in the main bibliography. The appendixes provide alternative means of access. A chronological list of authors by birthdate allows for a chronological reading of the author entries and should be helpful to readers interested in questions about a female literary continuum. The Classified List of Authors by Country will be useful to those interested primarily in any one of the German-speaking countries. Two title indexes list all titles mentioned in the volume in either German or in English translation. The list of selected secondary literature mentions all bibliographies and reference works used for the compilation of authors. It also includes theoretical and critical studies, works on women in the cultural context, and works on specific literary topics. Each author entry begins with the name of the author by which she is best known. A paragraph follows the author entry providing brief information on the author's life and her cultural and literary context. The paragraphs following the general description contain detailed bibliographical information for all listings. Annotations are provided for selected individual works. The volume will be of interest to anyone interested in the writings of women authors from Germany (the two Germanies after 1945), Austria, and Switzerland and it is a necessity for courses in Women's Studies and in German Literature.

Der Ruf der Stille

Die Geschichte eines Mannes, der 27 Jahre in den Wäldern verschwand

Author: Michael Finkel

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641169240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7567

Sehnsucht nach Stille - wie Christopher Knight 27 Jahre in der Wildnis lebte. Im Sommer 1986 begibt sich Christopher Knight auf einen Roadtrip von Massachusetts nach Maine und verschwindet in den Wäldern. 27 Jahre lang bleibt er dort, abgeschieden von der Welt, ohne menschlichen Kontakt, bis er wegen Diebstahls gefasst wird: Er hatte Essen geklaut. In einem einfachen Zelt überlebte Knight die härtesten Winter, weil er klug wie ein Eichhörnchen Vorräte gebunkert und alles darauf ausgerichtet hatte, nicht zu erfrieren. In den nahegelegenen Ferienhäusern versorgte er sich mit Lebensmitteln, Kleidung und Büchern und verstörte als unheimliches Phantom die Bewohner von North Pond. Der Journalist Michael Finkel hat das außergewöhnliche Leben des Chris Knight dokumentiert. Entstanden ist eine fesselnde Story, die den fundamentalen Fragen über ein gutes Leben nachgeht und das tief bewegende Porträt eines Mannes hinterlässt, der sich seinen Traum erfüllte: ein Leben in absoluter Stille.

A History of Western Society

Author: John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780618522668

Category: Civilization, Western

Page: 1108

View: 2721

A bestseller in its field, A History of Western Society examines the lives of both historical figures and ordinary people, using an engaging, lively writing style to capture and maintain student interest. The authors pay careful attention to political and cultural phenomena, providing a balanced account of Western history as a whole.In addition to its emphasis on social history, the Eighth Edition retains the text's hallmark pedagogical features and visual appeal. In order to promote critical thinking, Listening to the Past features present primary source documents and Questions for Analysis that reinforce themes in social history. Individuals in Society biography features focus on the impact of historical events on an individual or group and explain the actions taken by those people.

The Inveterate Dreamer

Essays and Conversations on Jewish Culture

Author: Ilan Stavans

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803292789

Category: History

Page: 306

View: 7248

Not only do "modern" Jewish languages like Yiddish and Hebrew have their own Jewish writers, but every major Western tongue?from German and Russian to English and Portuguese?does as well. These writers are often at the crossroad between the two traditions: their Jewish one and their own national one. Is there such a thing as a modern Jewish literary tradition, one navigating across linguistic and national lines? If so, how should one define it? Ilan Stavans is uniquely qualified to answer these questions and to comment on the power and challenges of cultural margins and literary crossings. He has been at the forefront of an appreciation of the Jewish literary tradition that is less asphyxiating, more global. His reflections on Jewish Latin America have won him the nickname "pathfinder." This incomparable volume showcases Stavans's most insightful and provocative?and at times controversial?observations on transnational Jewish culture and literature. Stavans explores the problems and prospects of representing Jewish experiences through such media as Holocaust memoirs and Jewish museums; astutely comments on well-known intellectual figures, including Lionel Trilling, Isaac Babel, Primo Levi, Harold Bloom, and Walter Benjamin; engages in memorable conversations with Norman Manea, Joseph Brodsky, and Ariel Dorfman; and offers compelling glimpses of revelatory moments in his own life.

From Antiquity to the Enlightenment

A History of Western Society

Author: John P. McKay,Bennett D. Hill,John Buckler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780395904343

Category: Social Science

Page: 687

View: 3367

Hüter der Tradition

Erinnerung und Identität im Selbstzeugnis des Pinchas Katzenellenbogen (1691–1767)

Author: Julia Haarmann

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525570236

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 762

Jüdisches Leben im Aschkenas des 18. Jahrhunderts.