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Tightrope : six centuries of a Jewish dynasty

Author: Michael I Karpin
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 750-year epic tale of the extraordinary Backenroth family, this is at the same time an engaging, scrupulously researched narrative history of Jewish life since the Middle Ages. Throughout this time span, the Backenroths could be found at some of the most important events in Jewish history: the migration of their community from western to eastern Europe, the creation of the Hasidic movement, the birth of Zionism,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Genealogy
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Karpin, Michael I.
Tightrope.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2008
(OCoLC)680211488
Named Person: Backenroth family.; Backenroth (Familie); Backenroth family.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael I Karpin
ISBN: 9780470173732 0470173734
OCLC Number: 191009912
Description: xii, 420 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part one. High hopes --
Transfer --
The Tavern Keeper --
The Miracle --
Oil Fever --
Backenroth the Hasid --
Ecological Disaster --
King is Born --
Part two. Disillusionment --
For God, Emperor, and Homeland --
Crime and Punishment --
The Drasha Speech --
Pilgrimage to Jerusalem --
Part three. Redemption --
The Road to Mecca --
Love Story --
Deceptive Fate --
The Wedding --
The Communist --
Judenrat --
Parting --
A Perfect Riding Hall --
Ullo's Best School --
Stolen Identity --
Phoenix-Like --
Interlude on the Way to Anchorage.
Responsibility: Michael Karpin.
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The 750-year epic tale of the extraordinary Backenroth family, this is at the same time an engaging, scrupulously researched narrative history of Jewish life since the Middle Ages.  Read more...

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