Subscribe and enjoy more than 1 million books
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced 7236434c7af12f85357591f712aa5cce47c3d377e8addfc98f989c55a4ef4ca5
Scenes of Jewish Life in Alsace: Jewish Tales from the French Countryside - cover

Scenes of Jewish Life in Alsace: Jewish Tales from the French Countryside

Daniel Stauben

Publisher: Steven Capsuto

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

VILLAGE TALES FROM 19TH-CENTURY FRANCE 
The author of these charming stories grew up in a picturesque Yiddish-speaking village in 1830s France. His tales evoke the people and folkways of a rural Jewish world that was vanishing quickly. 
In these stories, you'll meet Salomon, Yedele and their loved ones. You'll share their joys, losses, courtships and holiday celebrations. You'll also meet traditional Alsatian storytellers who recount Yiddish folk tales of ghosts and sorcery, and of "wonder rabbis" who could banish demons and lift curses. 
This new English translation restores the Yiddishisms and Jewish wording that the author deleted in the 1850s when reworking the stories for a largely Gentile audience. This edition also adds illustrations by Alphonse Lévy, a 19th-century Alsatian Jewish artist whose drawings and etchings mesh perfectly with the tales.

Other books that might interest you

  • The Amish of Birch Creek Collection - A Reluctant Bride An Unbroken Heart A Love Made New - cover

    The Amish of Birch Creek...

    Kathleen Fuller

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    A Reluctant Bride 
    She never wanted to marry. He hopes to make amends for past wrongs. Can love find a way to heal both of their hearts? 
    An Unbroken Heart 
    An argument. A crash. In an instant, Joanna’s world is changed forever. 
    A Love Made New 
    Abigail Schrock knows God can make all things new, but does that include her broken heart?
    Show book
  • Fireheart - A Huron Girl in Colonial Canada - cover

    Fireheart - A Huron Girl in...

    Lari Jane Taylor

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Set against a background of historical events, FIREHEART reveals the heart-wrenching struggles of a Native American girl faced with the loss of everything she knows. 
     
    New France, 1650: Khionrea, a Huron girl orphaned by an Iroquois raid, stumbles into the yard of the Ursuline Sisters convent school. The sisters take her in and begin to teach her their ways and their religion. 
     
    But Christianity seems strange to Khionrea. She clings to her old beliefs even as she tries to fit in. She has nowhere else to go, but she doesn’t want to dishonor her heritage. When events conspire to make her choose one world or the other, Khionrea feels trapped. How can she survive in this new world and stay true to her heart? 
    Show book
  • Truly Yours Historical Collection December 2014 - cover

    Truly Yours Historical...

    Susan Page Davis

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Enjoy this collection of Truly Yours Digital Editions for a great low price!Weaving a Future by Susan Page Davis After a handsome stranger interrupts her secret morning ride, Sadie McEwan knows her heart is in trouble. The man seeks to buy several mares from her fathers Spinning Wheel Farm and promises to return in a few months. Could he be interested in claiming more than horses? Harry Cooper longs to court Sadie McEwan. But when he returns to the Shenadoah Valley, he finds Sadie changed. Shes reserved and hesitant, and Harry isnt allowed to speak with her father - about business or his daughters hand. A stolen kiss leads to Sadies request that he leave. Before he can honor her wish, Harry learns a startling and painful truth - the woman he loves has lied to him. Can Harry forgive Sadie for her deception? Or has the fragile fabric of romance been torn beyond repair?The Lightkeepers Daughter by Paige Winship Dooly When her father disappears after a hurricane, Hollan scrambles to prove she can manage an island and care for a lighthouse on her own. That would be difficult enough for any woman, but Hollan is partially blind. When family members insist she either marry the man who once deserted her or move back to town, Hollan agrees to the marriage against her better judgment. When danger threatens again, Hollan won't just wait around for protection this time. Can Jacob prove that he didn't desert herand that he is worthy of her love and trust?Leave Me Never by Connie Stevens Tessa is stuck in Willow Creek, Iowa, with no food, no money, no home, no job. No future. Mama is dead and Papa left. Where are God's promises now? Maybe Papa's right, and she really is worthlessso worthless even God doesn't care about her. When Gideon rescued a girl from a beating by her own father in the middle of the street, he never expected to find love. His own problems are overwhelminghis business is failing and his dreams look more doubtful by the minute. But he can't get Tessa out of his mind.Precious Jewels by Nancy J. Farrier On a trip to the barn during a winter storm, Megan Riley stumbles over a nearly frozen man. She helps Jesse Coulter into the house and nurses the stranger back to health as she anticipates her parents and brothers return from town. But several days pass before bad news arrives: The preacher and the banker come to tell Megan that her parents and brother are dead. Megan is left with the care of her little sister and the repayment of a large family debt. Mr Sparks, the banker, offers to clear her obligation if Megan will become his wife - but she would rather be homeless than live with such an ungodly man. Soon, a proposal of marriage from Jesse surprises everyone - including himself, since he never believed Gods calling on his life would include a wife and family. Can he provide a home - and love? Just how does God intend to use Jesses life?
    Show book
  • The Writing Desk - cover

    The Writing Desk

    Rachel Hauck

    • 1
    • 2
    • 0
    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes a new captivating novel of secrets, romance, and two women bound together across time by a shared dream. 
    Tenley Roth’s first book was a runaway bestseller. Now that her second book is due, she’s locked in fear. Can she repeat her earlier success or is she a fraud who has run out of inspiration? 
    With pressure mounting from her publisher, Tenley is weighted with writer’s block. But when her estranged mother calls asking Tenley to help her through chemotherapy, she packs up for Florida where she meets handsome furniture designer Jonas Sullivan and discovers the story her heart’s been missing. 
    A century earlier, another woman wrote at the same desk with hopes and fears of her own. Born during the Gilded Age, Birdie Shehorn is the daughter of the old money Knickerbockers. Under the strict control of her mother, her every move is decided ahead of time, even whom she’ll marry. But Birdie has dreams she doesn’t know how to realize. She wants to tell stories, write novels, make an impact on the world. When she discovers her mother has taken extreme measures to manipulate her future, she must choose between submission and security or forging a brand new way all on her own. 
    Tenley and Birdie are from two very different worlds, but fate has bound them together in a way time cannot erase.
    Show book
  • Dawn of the Morning - cover

    Dawn of the Morning

    Grace Livingston Hill

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    A Wholesome Christian Romance from Grace Livingston Hill   
     In this Christian historical romance, a young woman flees a marriage she never wanted and a life she wished she had never lived. Dawn of the Morning tells the story of Dawn Rensselaer's journey to find love on her own terms.  
    Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
    Show book
  • Rescue Me (Montana Rescue Book #2) - cover

    Rescue Me (Montana Rescue Book #2)

    Susan May Warren

    • 2
    • 15
    • 0
    When Deputy Sam Brooks commits to something, nothing can sway him--not just on the job as liaison between the Mercy Falls sheriff's department and PEAK Rescue, but in his private life. He's the one who stuck around to take care of his mother after his father's accidental death. And he's the one--perhaps the only one--who believes Sierra Rose is the perfect girl for him. Safe, practical, and organized, she's nothing like her hippie, impulsive, bleeding heart sister, Willow.Willow, however, has been in love with Sam Brooks for as long as she can remember. But she wants her sister to have a happy ending. Besides, Willow has other things to focus on--namely, nabbing the job as youth pastor for her small-town church. Best thing for her to do is to purge Sam from her heart.Neither can predict the events that will bring them together in a fight for their lives in the forbidding wilderness of Glacier National Park. Stranded, injured, and with the winter weather closing in, Sam and Willow will have to work together to save a crew of terrified teenagers. As they fight to survive, they might just discover a new hope for love.
    Show book