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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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On My Way through Yeshivot

On My Way through Yeshivot

(p.114) On My Way through Yeshivot
A Jewish Life on Three Continents

Lee Shai Weissbach

Stanford University Press

This chapter tells of Menachem Mendel Frieden’s first encounter with yeshiva education, a feature of East European Jewish life with which many Jewish boys and young men had experience in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Frieden’s account of his daily activities at the yeshiva he entered in Dvinsk, together with his detailed description of the yeshiva’s physical setting within one of the city’s synagogues, is most enlightening. Through Frieden’s eyes, we get an intimate view of a student’s initiation into yeshiva life, of what it was like to eat in the homes of householders who had agreed to provide students with meals, and of the hierarchy of students in the yeshiva world.

Keywords:   Yeshiva studies, Dvinsk, eating days, wagon travel, train travel

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