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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
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An annotated edition of a memoir that relates a fascinating life story and contains a wealth of historical information about late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Jewish life in Eastern  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jewish life on three continents.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012042058
Named Person: Menachem Mendel Frieden
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Menachem Mendel Frieden; Lee Shai Weissbach
ISBN: 9780804783637 0804783632 9780804786201 0804786208
OCLC Number: 900296192
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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