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Author Manekin, Rachel, 1948- author
Title The rebellion of the daughters : Jewish women runaways in Habsburg Galicia / Rachel Manekin
Imprint Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, [2020]
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Series Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the ancient to the modern world
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
The Origins of the "Daughters' Question" -- Religious Ardor: Michalina Araten and Her Embrace of Catholicism -- Romantic Love: Debora Lewkowicz and Her Flight from the Village -- Intellectual Passion: Anna Kluger and Her Struggle for Higher Education -- Rebellious Daughters and the Literary Imagination: From Jacob Wassermann to S. Y. Agnon -- Bringing the Daughters Back: A New Model of Female Orthodox Jewish Education
"In fin de siècle Kraków and shortly thereafter, hundreds of young orthodox Jewish women fled their homes and found refuge in the Felician Sisters convent, where many of them converted to Catholicism. The book recounts this forgotten, perhaps suppressed, episode in Eastern European Jewish history, by reconstructing the stories of three of these women. It argues that the crisis in traditional Jewish society was precipitated by the practice of sending Jewish girls to Polish public and private schools, in accordance with Habsburg law, while not providing them with any Jewish education. When it came time for them to marry, they rebelled against their orthodox parents and escaped to the convent. The book is the first study of Jewish women in Habsburg Galicia, many of them from Hasidic families. It draws on a wealth of sources: court files, police files, government correspondence, press reports, and contemporary literature, to give voice to these young women"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Manekin, Rachel, 1948- The rebellion of the daughters Hardcover ed.. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, [2020]. 9780691207094 (DLC) 2019059671
Subject Jewish women -- Conversion to Christianity -- Poland -- Kraków -- Biography
Christian converts from Judaism -- Poland -- Kraków -- Biography
Conflict of generations -- Poland -- Kraków
Felician Sisters
Kraków (Poland) -- Biography
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