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.
Category: Social Science

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.
Category: Religion

Die Memoiren Der Gl Ckel Von Hameln Vollst Ndige Deutsche Ausgabe

Author : Glikl bas Judah Leib
ISBN : 9788026837862
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Dieses eBook: "Die Memoiren der Glückel von Hameln (Vollständige deutsche Ausgabe)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Glikl bas Judah Leib (1646-1724), bekannt als Glückel von Hameln, war eine deutsche Kauffrau, die als erste Frau Deutschlands eine erhalten gebliebene bedeutende Autobiografie schrieb. Glikl schrieb für ihre Kinder ihr Leben auf. Ihre in jiddischer Sprache geschriebenen Memoiren, die sie 1689, nach dem Tod ihres ersten Ehemannes begann und bis 1719 fortführte, sind die erste erhaltene und bekannte Autobiographie einer Frau in Deutschland und wurden eine herausragende Quelle der Forschung für die deutsch-jüdische Geschichte und Kultur. 1910, also noch vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg, wurden Glikls Memoiren durch Bertha Pappenheim, Gründerin des Jüdischen Frauenbundes in Deutschland, aus dem Westjiddischen übersetzt und veröffentlicht. Bertha Pappenheim war eine entfernte Verwandte von Glikl bas Judah Leib, sie ließ sich 1925 von Leopold Pilichowski sogar im Kostüm der Glikl malen. Als außergewöhnlich umfangreiches Beispiel eines nicht in künstlerisch-literarischer Absicht geschriebenen jiddischen Texts diente es auch als Basis sprachwissenschaftlicher Studien. Das Jüdische Museum Berlin widmet der hamburgischen Kauffrau ein Kapitel in der Dauerausstellung und zeigt anhand ihres Lebens die Schwierigkeiten vor der Jüdischen Emanzipation, der Integration der Juden in die Nation.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Being For Myself Alone

Author : Marcus Moseley
ISBN : 0804763976
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 90.71 MB
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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.
Category: Literary Criticism

Die Hamburger Kauffrau Glikl

Author : Monika Richarz
ISBN : 3767213893
Genre : Jewish businesspeople
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Dybbuks And Jewish Women In Social History Mysticism And Folklore

Author : Rachel Elior
ISBN : 9789655240986
Genre : Religion
File Size : 64.10 MB
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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.
Category: Religion