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Title:Rabbis and Wives
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Publisher:Knopf
ISBN:039450979X
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Number of Pages:307
Category:Fiction, Jewish

Rabbis and Wives by Chaim Grade

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Rabbis and Wives Three novellas by an internationally celebrated writer provide a luminous view of a Jewish village in Lithuania between the two world wars and some of its residents

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The Yeshiva, Rabbis and Wives, My Quarrel with Hersh Rasseyner, The Well, The Yeshiva, vol. II : Masters and disciples, The Sacred and the Profane, My Mother's Sabbath Days: A Memoir, The Yeshiva: Vol. 1, , Agunah
No description available, Three novellas by an internationally celebrated writer provide a luminous view of a Jewish village in Lithuania between the two world wars and some of its residents, This tender and moving memoir by the great Yiddish writer Chaim Grade takes us to the very source of his widely praised novels and poems the city of Vilna the Jerusalem of Lithuania during the years before World War II Centered on the figure of Grade s mother Vella simple pious hard working this is a richly detailed account of the ghetto of his youth of the lives of the rabbis the wives the tradesmen the peddlers and the scholars We see Vella desperate after losing her husband become a fruit peddler struggling to survive poverty and to remain true to her faith in the face of human pettiness and cruelty We follow Grade as he walks in the footsteps of his scholar father a champion of enlightenment we see him entering marriage and his mother finding some peace of mind in a marriage of her own all of this in a world recalled with extraordinary physical and emotional intensity Then World War II The partition of Poland between the Soviet Union and Germany is followed by the new German invasion of June Grade believing as do so many others that the Nazis pose a danger chiefly to able bodied men like himself flees into Russia In his travels on foot and by train he meets a fascinating kaleidoscopic array of characters the disillusioned Communist Lev Kogan the durachok or simpleton a young prisoner who mistaken for a German spy is shot when he jumps from a train the once prosperous lawyer Orenstein who virtually becomes a beggar dies and is buried by strangers in a remote Central Asian village With the war s end Grade returns to Vilna to find the ghetto in ruins to learn that his wife and his mother have gone to their deaths and he is left with nothing but memories But it is here amid the devastation of a people that he finds the compulsion and the passion to commit to paper the world that has been lost,