Children of the Ghetto

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Black Apollo Press, 2011 - History - 336 pages
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Children of the Ghetto by Israel Zangwill was published in 1892. It documents the lives of immigrant Jews who lived and worked in the Yiddish-speaking streets and densely packed alleys emptying into London's Petticoat Lane, the East End bazaar that was both marketplace and communal watering hole. Zangwill's portrayal of the uncertain situation of 'his people, ' which all too often had been painted in dreadfully sombre tones by earnest social reformers and drum-beating evangelists, is insightfully told with affectionate honesty and wryness of humour. Introduction by social historian and Victorian Series editor, Bob Biderman
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
Proem
13
The Bread of Affliction
24
The Sweater
32
Malka
51
The Redemption of the Son and the Daughter
68
The Pauper Alien
85
Reb Shemuel
97
Sugarmans Barmitzvah Party
175
The Hope of the Family
186
The Holy Land League
199
The Courtship of Shosshi Shmendrik
213
The Hyamss Honeymoon
229
The Hebrews Friday Night
241
With the Strikers
254
The Hope Extinct
268

The NonHebrew Poet
106
Esther and her Children
120
Dutch Debby
134
A Silent Family
142
The Purim Ball
148
The Sons of the Covenant
162
The Jargon Players
278
For Auld Lang Syne My Dear
284
The Dead Monkey
293
The Shadow of Religion
302
Seder Night
315
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