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Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century, Volume Two

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Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century, Volume Two

Pauline Wengeroff and Shulamit S. Magnus

This book is an unabridged translation and critical edition of Pauline Wengeroff’s Memoirs of a Grandmother. Situated in the second half of the nineteenth century, the volume tells the story of the dissolution of tradition in Russian Jewish society through the experience of one family, which Wengeroff depicts as typical and representative. Wengeroff claims there was a gendered disparity in the behavior of women and men about Jewish tradition in this era, with women both wedded to tradition and wishing ... Read more


 

 

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