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A Jewish life on three continents : the memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden

Author: Menachem Mendel Frieden; Lee Shai Weissbach
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2013.
Series: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
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This memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden, translated, edited, and annotated by his grandson, recounts the history of the author's family back several generations and covers his life from the time of his birth in 1878 until the middle of the 20th century. It tells of Frieden's early years in a Lithuanian village; of his schooling, courtship and marriage in Eastern Europe; of his migration to and exploits in America  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Frieden, Menachem Mendel, 1878-1963.
Jewish life on three continents.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2013
(DLC) 2012042058
Named Person: Menachem Mendel Frieden; Menachem Mendel Frieden
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Menachem Mendel Frieden; Lee Shai Weissbach
ISBN: 9780804786201 0804786208 0804783632 9780804783637
OCLC Number: 841171671
Description: 1 online resource (xliv, 470 p.)
Contents: Menachem Mendel Frieden's apologia --
My father's family --
My mother's family --
My father's house --
Me and my youth --
My entry into heder --
On my way through yeshivot --
Passover and the holiday cycle --
More yeshiva studies --
I study with rabbis --
Matchmakers and marriage --
America --
I found the best woman --
My journey to the land of Israel and my early activities there --
The work of Americans in the land of Israel and my role in it --
More on life in the land of Israel --
Travels, the era of World War II, and illness --
A second trip to the United States --
Afterword : Menachem Mendel Frieden's journal and his life after 1947.
Series Title: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Responsibility: translated, edited, and annotated, and with introductions and an afterword by Lee Shai Weissbach.

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