By Alexander Z. Gurwitz,Bryan Edward Stone,Amram Prero
In either Europe and the US, Gurwitz inhabited a virtually solely Jewish international. As a boy, he studied in conventional yeshivas and earned a residing as a Hebrew language instructor and kosher butcher. largely travelled, Gurwitz recollects with wit and perception everyday life in ecu shtetls, offering perceptive and informative reviews approximately Jewish faith, background, politics, and social customs. one of the book’s such a lot striking beneficial properties is his first-hand, insider’s account of the annual Jewish vacation cycle because it was once saw within the 19th century, defined as he skilled it as a child.
Gurwitz’s account of his arrival in Texas varieties a cornerstone list of the Galveston Immigration stream; this memoir represents the one whole narrative of that migration from an immigrant’s standpoint. Gurwitz’s descriptions concerning the improvement of a thriving Orthodox neighborhood in San Antonio supply a huge and special basic resource a couple of side of yankee Jewish lifestyles that isn't greatly known.
Gurwitz wrote his memoir in his most popular Yiddish, and this translation into English by way of Rabbi Amram Prero captures the lyrical form of the unique. student and writer Bryan Edward Stone’s exact creation and illuminating footnotes around out an exceptional variation that provides a lot to specialists and common readers alike.
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Memories of Two Generations: A Yiddish Life in Russia and Texas (Jews and Judaism: History and Culture) by Alexander Z. Gurwitz,Bryan Edward Stone,Amram Prero