Jewish Life: Tales from Nineteenth-Century Euroope

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This work, originally published in Mannheim in 1891, is a collection of twenty-six stories illustrating various aspects of Jewish life and culture in Europe before the twentieth century. Each story takes place in a different country, ranging from England to Turkey, and develops an isolated topic or theme from Jewish life, such as its holidays, cabalism, the Chasidic movement, fanaticism, secularism etc., in a sometimes humorous, sometimes dramatic, and often sentimental fashion. While the endings are always ...
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Overview

This work, originally published in Mannheim in 1891, is a collection of twenty-six stories illustrating various aspects of Jewish life and culture in Europe before the twentieth century. Each story takes place in a different country, ranging from England to Turkey, and develops an isolated topic or theme from Jewish life, such as its holidays, cabalism, the Chasidic movement, fanaticism, secularism etc., in a sometimes humorous, sometimes dramatic, and often sentimental fashion. While the endings are always happy, the level of historic realism in the stories is high. Jewish Life offers a richly detailed portrait of jewish customs and culture prior to the deplorable attempt to destroy them during the Holocaust.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 3
Introduction (Israel) 7
Bessure Towe (Galicia) 15
Rabbi Abdon (Russia) 21
Lewana (Turkey) 27
The Meal of the Pious (North Germany) 35
David and Abigail (Denmark) 45
Shimmel Knofeles (Galicia) 51
The Bookbinder from Hort (Hungary) 59
Galeb Jekarim (Jerusalem) 69
How Slobe Gets Her Sister Married (Belgium) 77
Mrs. Leopard (Poland) 85
Handsome Kaleb (Bohemia) 95
Praised be God, Who Gave Us Death (Spain) 103
Sholem Aleichem (Alsace) 109
Machsheve (England) 115
The Angel of Death (Italy) 121
Haman and Ester (Poland) 127
Deliverance (Hungary) 135
The Tragedy in Rose Lane (Holland) 145
Kitty Parsley (Romania) 153
The False Thaler (South Germany) 161
Two Doctors (Austria) 167
The Iliad of Pultoff (Russia) 173
The Story of the Roman Matron (Sweden) 181
Thou Shalt Not Kill (Croatia) 187
Bear and Wolf (Switzerland) 193
Two Kinds of Nobility (France) 199
Afterword 205
Bibliography 211
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