My Mother s Sabbath Days

My Mother s Sabbath Days

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 ...

Author: Chaim Grade

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781568219622

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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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 1941. 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."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Follow My Footprints

Follow My Footprints

In My Mother's Sabbath Days , Grade's mother is the touchstone of the memoir .
An impoverished woman who lives with her family in a smoky , unhealthy room
behind a printing shop , she sells withered fruit in the marketplace to provide for ...

Author: Sylvia Barack Fishman

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 0874515831

Category: Fiction

Page: 506

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Twenty-one writers document the diverse representations and roles of Jewish women in American literature and culture.
Categories: Fiction

The Family Sabbath day Miscellany

The Family Sabbath day Miscellany

The excitement of play was over , and as she sat beside my mother at breakfast , I
perceived , by occasional stolen glances at her , that she was pale and sad . A
tear seemed ready to start in her eye , which all her self possession could ...

Author: Charles Augustus Goodrich

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433068262587

Category: Families

Page: 540

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Categories: Families

Our Home Magazine and Mothers Journal

Our Home Magazine and Mothers  Journal

By our clock it wanted but a few minutes of the time for Sabbath school , and I
was waiting in the hall for my sister Annie . ... in that cheery sunshine , I forgot my
mother's counsel ; I forgot to keep the Sabbath day holy , and , heedless of
Annie's ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951000903110S

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The Sabbath day Book for Boys and Girls

The Sabbath day Book for Boys and Girls

Her mother was soon in a quiet sleep . Maria then took from her belt the note her
little sister had brought from school , and read it . She knew she should not attend
school the next day , and with a silent petition that she might be enabled to ...

Author:

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN5DIA

Category: Sabbath

Page: 230

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Categories: Sabbath

A sabbath day journey or Earth s tired travellers looking homeward

A sabbath day journey  or  Earth s tired travellers looking homeward

Another day came ; and my mother sickened of the same malignant fever , and
also in a few hours died . Again I stood by the chaplainagain I heard the words , “
We commit this body to the deep , to be turned into corruption , looking for the ...

Author: Sabbath-day

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600059975

Category: Christian life

Page: 179

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Categories: Christian life

Poems Sketches and Essays

Poems  Sketches and Essays

Wheesht , lassie , dae ye no ' ken the morn ' s the Sabbath - day ? ” this from my
mother warned me to shut up all mirthful and musical ebullitions , and set to work
— bringing in fuel and water for Sabbath use . The shoes were brushed and set ...

Author: Janet Hamilton

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101073308239

Category: English poetry

Page: 494

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Categories: English poetry

The sabbath day book or Scriptural meditations

The sabbath day book  or  Scriptural meditations

Pointing , as we have it in another of the Gospels , to his disciples before him , he
said , “ Behold my mother and my brethren ! For whosoever shall do the will of my
Father , which is in heaven , the same is my brother , and sister , and mother ...

Author: John Leifchild

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590593626

Category:

Page: 120

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Yonder

Yonder

In a review of Chaim Grade's My Mother's Sabbath Days, Herbert Gold remarks
that "in 'My Mother's Sabbath Days' — a long and dense chronicle written after
World War II, in which he describes his own survival, or partial survival, of the ...

Author: Jim W. Corder

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820338033

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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Merging cultural commentary and intense introspection, Yonder is a remarkable meditation on change, memory, nostalgia, and the modern condition. A contrapuntal mix of contemporary history and the events of the author's personal life, Yonder portrays and ponders a world delivered from the pieties and hierarchies of the past yet incapacitated by the dizzying excess of new connotations and perspectives, choices and possibilities. Yonder is about Corder's struggle for a footing against nostalgia's pull. In a kind of nonlinear, semi random sorting process reflected in the book's structure, Corder turns inward to refocus hazy memories and estimate and shoulder his responsibilities for the turns his life has taken. These events are juxtaposed against the momentous changes of his generation, drawing universal truths from the offhand and obscure, discerning pitch and tone in the white noise.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The British Mothers Journal and Domestic Magazine

The British Mothers  Journal and Domestic Magazine

On the contrary , the benefit and blessing are lodged in self - denying obedience ;
for it is written , “ If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath , from doing thy
pleasure on my holy day ; and call the Sabbath a delight , the holy of the Lord ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555020911

Category: Child rearing

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Categories: Child rearing

Hitchcock s New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible

Hitchcock s New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible

And when the sabbath day was come , he hold , his mother and his brethren
stood without , de began to teach in the ... And he taught in their synagogues ,
betold him , Who is my mother ? and who are my ing glorified of all . brethren ! 16.

Author: Roswell Dwight Hitchcock

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293103177014

Category: Bible

Page: 1159

View: 706

Categories: Bible

Hitchcock s New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible Or The Whole of the Old and New Testaments Arranged According to Subjects in Twenty seven Books

Hitchcock s New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible  Or  The Whole of the Old and New Testaments Arranged According to Subjects in Twenty seven Books

And when the sabbath day was come , he hold , his mother and his brethren
stood without , de began to teach in the ... And he taught in their synagogues ,
betold him , Who is my mother ? and who are my ing glorified of all . brethren ?
16.

Author: Roswell Dwight Hitchcock

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002177823

Category: Bible

Page: 1159

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The Light of Other Days

The Light of Other Days

Entering, I at once pulled out my father's permit and said, “Here, captain, I have it.
... I arrived home before my mother was up, but father was building the fire. ... The
Sabbath-day was devoted to a visit to my mother's 7 A SOLDIER AT LAST. 97.

Author: J. P. Watson

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059171101334925

Category:

Page: 353

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Scottish sabbath school teachers magazine

Scottish sabbath school teachers  magazine

After meeting and pray - lose my mother ? ” When , afterwards , he ing for a few
days , they got another mer - found her better , he said , “ God does hear chant to
speak to the gentleman prayed for a little boy ' s prayer , don ' t He , mother ?

Author: Edinburgh sabbath school teachers' union

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555026638

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The Titles and Similitudes of the Lord Jesus Christ With a Recommendatory Preface by J Sherman Vol 2 With a Recommendatory Preface by J A James

The Titles and Similitudes of the Lord Jesus Christ     With a Recommendatory Preface by J  Sherman   Vol  2  With a Recommendatory Preface by J  A  James

In France the sabbath is shamefully abused now , but once it ceased to be
observed altogether The week was abolished , in defiance of ... then he
answered “ It is the sabbath , and my mother has charged me not to visit the
landing to day .

Author: James LARGE

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023181158

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Christian Treasury

Christian Treasury

Once more , my son , if I may add a lower my son , ” she had said , “ but there is
one which I motive , the Sabbath - day will remind you of your could desire to
invest almost with the sacredness of mother , of her prayers and hopes for you ;
and ...

Author:

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ISBN: SRLF:A0003397882

Category: Christianity

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The Sunday Library Or The Protestant s Manual for the Sabbath day

The Sunday Library  Or  The Protestant s Manual for the Sabbath day

Preserve my soul ; for I am holy : ” or , as it is otherwise rendered in the margin of
our Bibles , “ one whom thou favourest . " Taken in this sense ... Behold , I was
shapen in iniquity ; and in sin did my mother conceive me . Behold , thou desirest
 ...

Author: Thomas Frognall Dibdin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065334354

Category: Protestantism

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The Mothers treasury

The Mothers  treasury

I will not exact too many promises from you , my son , " she had said , “ but there
is one which I could desire to invest ... which sometimes make evil appear good ,
and good evil , you resolutely keep holy the Sabbath - day . ” " Oh , mother !

Author:

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ISBN: OXFORD:555007835

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Page:

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The Christian treasury and missionary review

The Christian treasury  and missionary review

Once more , my son , if I may add a lower my son , ” she had said , “ but there is
one which I motive , the Sabbath - day will remind you of your could desire to
invest almost with the sacredness of mother , of her prayers and hopes for you ;
and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555027086

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Temperance Tales no 1 My mother s gold ring

Temperance Tales  no  1  My mother s gold ring

His father and mother paid less respect to the Sabbath day ; and , although , as I
have said , the parents of both these children were good neighbors , and
exchanged a variety of kind offices with each other , in the course of a long year ;
yet ...

Author: Lucius Manlius Sargent

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101064626052

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