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Children of the Ghetto: A Study of a Peculiar People

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"A pacifist, a feminist and an early Zionist, Zangwill argued passionately for a rapprochement between the Jewish and Christian faiths in works such as his highly successful play The Melting Pot (1908). But however much he might criticize the backward-looking religiosity and isolationism of the ghetto, he refused to condemn it. Children of the Ghetto, his highly successful novel of 1892, openly satirizes some of the rigidities of orthodox Hebrew tradition, but it also offers a fervent celebration of the humour, fellowship and ritual beauty of Jewish life." Gregory Dart, the Times Literary Supplement (read the entire Times Literary Supplement review)

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This London Ghetto, the background of this book, is a region where, amid uncleanness and squalor, the rose of romance blows yet a little longer in the raw air of English reality; a world which hides beneath its stony and unlovely surface an inner world of dreams, fantastic and poetic as the mirage of the Orient where they were woven, of superstitions grotesque as the cathedral gargoyles of the Dark Ages in which they had birth. And over all lie tenderly some streaks of celestial light shining from the face of the great Lawgiver. The folk who compose these pictures are children of the Ghetto; their faults are bred of its hovering miasma of persecution, their virtues straightened and intensified by the narrowness of its horizon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780766163768
Publisher:
Kessinger Publishing
Subject:
Historical - General
Author:
Zangwill, Israel
Publication Date:
June 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
572
Dimensions:
11.00x8.25x1.17 in. 2.80 lbs.

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Product details 572 pages Kessinger Publishing - English 9780766163768 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "A pacifist, a feminist and an early Zionist, Zangwill argued passionately for a rapprochement between the Jewish and Christian faiths in works such as his highly successful play The Melting Pot (1908). But however much he might criticize the backward-looking religiosity and isolationism of the ghetto, he refused to condemn it. Children of the Ghetto, his highly successful novel of 1892, openly satirizes some of the rigidities of orthodox Hebrew tradition, but it also offers a fervent celebration of the humour, fellowship and ritual beauty of Jewish life." (read the entire Times Literary Supplement review)
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