Journeyman in Jerusalem: Memories and Letters, 1933-1947

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Lexington Books, Jan 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages
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Picking up from Apprentice in Budapest, the first volume of Raphael Patai's autobiography, Journeyman in Jerusalem presents the fascinating journey of a young scholar struggling to make his way in the midst of often trying circumstances while a nation-in-the-making struggles to establish itself. The book covers fifteen years 1933 to 1947 during which the Yishuv, the Jewish community of Palestine, experienced one of the most turbulent periods of its history. This volume is an invaluable record of this era and of the early life of its author, who was to become one of the most respected Jewish scholars of the twentieth century."
  

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Contents

First Year in Jerusalem
1
A Palestinian Portrait Gallery
27
Women in My Life
68
Life in the Yishuv
95
Foothold in Academe
142
The Ingathering of the Patais
222
Plans and Travels
298
Marriage and Family
341
Final Years in Palestine
387
Books by Raphael Patai
463
Index
465
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About the author (2000)

Raphael Patai (1910-1996) authored over thirty books and edited many more on Jewish literature, religion, folklore and anthropology, the Arab world, and the modern Middle East. Several of his works have become classics, and for his significant contributions to scholarship Patai was awarded numerous top honors and prizes.

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