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A Woman's Life: Pauline Wengeroff and Memoirs of a Grandmother by Shulamit Magnus

memoirs of a gr andmother wengeroff pauline magnus shulamit s

A brilliant woman who 'loved books', Wengeroff produced a carefully crafted, beautifully written, and compelling account of tradition and its demise; of intergenerational and marital strife over Jewishness; and of betrayal, loss, and hope. The readability of the translation and the user-friendly nature of the notes make use of this book very enjoyable, which is not something to be taken for granted these days. Wengeroff's is the first piece of writing by a Jewish woman to display such authorial audacity and historical consciousness and the first contemporaneous account of Jewish society in any era to make the sensibilities and behaviour of Jewish women - and men - a central focus, providing a gendered account of the emergence of Jewish modernity. Finally, she seems impelled by a desire to give a beloved culture a respectful memorial, as well as to assure that she herself would not be effaced. Petersburg Conservatory of Music and at several schools of music in the United States; among her students was Leonard Bernstein. She is clearly angry at her loss of control over her household and what she feels was the theft of her proper matriarchal role in it.

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Memoirs of a Grandmother by Pauline Wengeroff (ebook)

memoirs of a gr andmother wengeroff pauline magnus shulamit s

Long scholarly essay at the start about issues and society of the period, and copious notes at the end. For all her defense of Jewish traditionalism, it would be a serious misreading to say that Wengeroff was an enemy of the Haskalah or that her memoirs are an anti-modern polemic. Chapter abstract: Situated in the second half of the nineteenth century, Memoirs tells the story of the dissolution of tradition in Russian Jewish society through the experience of one family. Year in My Parents' House -- I. This chapter depicts the unfolding of Jewish enlightenment in the 1840s and its social impact. This chapter depicts assimilating Jewish society and ultra-Orthodox mussar Jewish society, the rejection of modernity, tensions between husbands and wives over tradition, and the conflicting behavior of husbands and wives over Sabbath observance.

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Pauline Wengeroff: Memoirs of a Grandmother (ePUB)

memoirs of a gr andmother wengeroff pauline magnus shulamit s

Magnus's commentary is brilliant: she has a fine eye for what needs to be annotated and is remarkably astute about the central themes of the memoir. The latter efforts failed, but she was clearly a woman writer of self-confidence and ambition. Series Title: Responsibility: Shulamit S. This chapter shows the Wengeroffs moving out of the home of Mr. New York, 1956 was a pianist who taught at the St.

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A Woman's Life

memoirs of a gr andmother wengeroff pauline magnus shulamit s

This chapter depicts the traumatic relinquishing of the observance of Jewish dietary laws, the sense of betrayal by her husband that Wengeroff felt, her guilt toward her parents, and her general grief. An astute social observer and gifted writer, Wengeroff also produced a first-class piece of literature whose importance was recognized by such cultural leaders as Gustav Karpeles 1848—1909 , a Jewish literary historian who was the editor of the Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums, Theodor Zlocisti 1874—1943 , a pioneer of Zionism, in Germany, and Solomon Schechter 1847—1915 , an eminent rabbinics scholar and president of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. This transformation was the result of Tsarist policy that gave the Haskalah funding and power in the Jewish community. The publication of the second volume is eagerly anticipated. Contents: Pauline Wengeroff: memory and history -- Tradition and its demise: gender and class in Wengeroff -- Complicity, victimization, guilt: Wengeroff as agent of acculturation and assimilation -- Who was Pauline Wengeroff? Two sons would convert when faced with anti-Jewish quotas at the university and bars to professional advancement, events she called the greatest tragedy of her life. Awards: Winner of National Jewish Book Award for Women's Studies 2010 Description: 2 volumes : illustrations, map ; 24 cm. For all her nostalgia about lost Jewish tradition, Wengeroff was neither culturally insular nor antimodern.

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memoirs of a gr andmother wengeroff pauline magnus shulamit s

This chapter describes traditional and arranged marriages. Magnus's commentary is brilliant: she has a fine eye for what needs to be annotated and is remarkably astute about the central themes of the memoir. The readability of the translation and the user-friendly nature of the notes make use of this book very enjoyable, which is not something to be taken for granted these days. Shulamit Magnus probes Wengeroff's consciousness and social positioning as a woman of her era and argues that, though Wengeroff was well aware of the women's movement in Russia, she wrote not from a feminist perspective but as a by-product of her socialization in traditional Jewish society. Magnus argues that, Wengeroff's title notwithstanding, it was not her biological offspring but other 'grandchildren' from among the Jewish youth of the fin de siecle, who shared her Jewish cultural nationalism - and her affinity for Herzlian Zionism. Using archival and secondary sources, Magnus goes beyond constructing a portrait of Pauline Wengeroff, her family, and her social circles to consider how Memoirs of a Grandmother came to be in the form in which we have it: she writes a biography of a literary work as well as of a woman. Tel Aviv: 1975, were clearly aware of her.

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memoirs of a gr andmother wengeroff pauline magnus shulamit s

Remarkably, Wengeroff's narrative refracts communal experience and larger cultural, economic, and political developments through her own family life, interweaving the personal and the historical to present readers with an extraordinary account of the cultural transformation of Russian Jewry in the nineteenth century. However, she writes a great deal about her and makes clear that she was a formidable force in the household, both as a strict enforcer of traditional behavior and parental authority, and as a foe of the emerging Haskalah movement. Two sons eventually converted when faced with anti-Jewish educational quotas. Isabelle Vengerova was a pianist who taught at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory of Music and at the Curtis School of Music in the United States. Magnus, Wengeroff's latest and most devoted editor and translator, English speakers have an opportunity to read a faithful and complete translation.

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Pauline Wengeroff: Memoirs of a Grandmother (ePUB)

memoirs of a gr andmother wengeroff pauline magnus shulamit s

Wengeroff mentions the Lovers of Zion movement warmly. Magnus This book is an unabridged translation and critical edition of Pauline Wengeroff's Memoirs of a Grandmother. Her incisive introduction draws on research into the period, as well as recent scholarship on Wengeroff. The memoirs are also first-rate literature whose quality and significance were recognized by leading Jewish cultural and political figures of the time, including Gustav Karpeles, the Jewish literary historian and editor of the Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums; scholars Solomon Schechter and Israel Friedlaender; journalist and historian Shaul Ginsburg; and leading Zionists, including David Wolfson, Max Nordau, and Aleksander Zederbaum. Wengeroff writes lovingly and longingly, although not uncritically, of traditional Judaism's values and lived tropes.

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Pauline Wengeroff

memoirs of a gr andmother wengeroff pauline magnus shulamit s

Why she constructs the particular myth she does, and also, if unconsciously, subverts it, is a major focus of this study. Pauline Wengeroff is the author of the two-volume Memoiren einer Grossmutter, Bilder aus der Kulturgeschichte der Juden Russlands im 19 Jahrhundert Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century; vol. Remarkably, Wengeroff's narrative refracts communal experience and larger cultural, economic, and political developments through her own family life, interweaving the personal and the historical to present readers with an extraordinary account of the cultural transformation of Russian Jewry in the nineteenth century. Similarly, she relates her attempts to resist his pressure to relinquish her traditional marriage wig and, above all, her kitchen. Pauline Wengeroff was born in 1833 into a pious Jewish family in Bobruisk in the Pale of Settlement now Belarus ; she died in 1916 in Minsk. All translated citations are from the 1910 edition. Translated with an Introduction, Notes, and Commentary by Shulamit S.

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Memoirs of a grandmother : scenes from the cultural history of the Jews of Russia in the nineteenth century (Book, 2010) [cellosquare.com]

memoirs of a gr andmother wengeroff pauline magnus shulamit s

Wengeroff's is the first piece of writing by a Jewish woman to display such authorial audacity and historical consciousness and the first contemporaneous account of Jewish society in any era to make the sensibilities and behaviour of Jewish women - and men - a central focus, providing a gendered account of the emergence of Jewish modernity. Series Title: Other Titles: Memoiren einer Grossmutter. The first reference to and citation of Wengeroff in English may be Louis Greenberg. As a window into women's lives and women's perspective on their community's life, this is an almost unparalleled source. Magnus's commentary is brilliant: she has a fine eye for what needs to be annotated and is remarkably astute about the central themes of the memoir. Her children, she says, converted, as did many others when faced with similar pressures, having been kept ignorant of their religion and seduced by the promise of an outside world that ultimately rejected them as Jews. The publication of the second volume is eagerly anticipated.

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A Woman's Life

memoirs of a gr andmother wengeroff pauline magnus shulamit s

Like the original memoir, this version is divided in two volumes. Magnus argues that, Wengeroff's title notwithstanding, it was not her biological offspring but other 'grandchildren' from among the Jewish youth of the fin de siecle, who shared her Jewish cultural nationalism - and her affinity for Herzlian Zionism. And then there were three. Lilienblum, Pauline Wengeroff, and the Telling of Jewish Modernity in Eastern Europe. Wengeroff, a gifted writer and astute social observer, paints a rich portrait of both traditional and modernizing Jewish societies in an extraordinary way, focusing on women and the family and offering a gendered account and indictment of assimilation. This chapter describes Wengeroff's husband's loss of faith while on a pilgrimage to a Hasidic master and Wengeroff's consternation over this loss. It details the beginnings of their wanderings and depicts Luben.

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