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A Jewish Life on Three ContinentsThe Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden$
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Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804783637

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804783637.001.0001

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I Found the Best Woman

I Found the Best Woman

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(p.256) I Found the Best Woman
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A Jewish Life on Three Continents
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Lee Shai Weissbach

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804783637.003.0013

This chapter describes no only Frieden’s courtship and eventual marriage to his second wife, Ray Savage, but also tells of his life-altering decision to leave the United States and take his family on aliya to the Land of Israel. In the story of Frieden’s courtship Frieden makes it clear that in looking for a new wife, he was searching for a mate as well as someone who would be a mother to his daughters. His feelings of affection for his wife Ray are given free reign in the text. By contrast, Frieden tells of his decision to immigrate to the Land of Israel more briefly and less emotionally, perhaps because his Zionist consciousness was so engrained in his psyche by the time he penned his memoir that he felt no need to spell out how and why he had resolved to make aliya.

Keywords:   courtship, remarriage, retail sales, wholesale sales, Zionism, Palestine, Balfour Declaration, aliya

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