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Tradition and its Demise: Gender and Class in Wengeroff

Shulamit S. Magnus

in A Woman's Life: Pauline Wengeroff and Memoirs of a Grandmother

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764524
eISBN:
9781800340459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764524.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines gender and class in Pauline Wengeroff's Memoirs of a Grandmother. In Volume II of Memoirs, Wengeroff asserts a stark, globalized claim of gender disparity about tradition and ... More


Hope

Shulamit S. Magnus

in A Woman's Life: Pauline Wengeroff and Memoirs of a Grandmother

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764524
eISBN:
9781800340459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764524.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter details how another youth arose during the era of the pogroms. Not the youth of some bygone, pre-modern time to which Pauline Wengeroff supposedly harked back but an ‘enlightened’ youth ... More


Wengeroff in America

Shulamit S. Magnus

in A Woman's Life: Pauline Wengeroff and Memoirs of a Grandmother

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764524
eISBN:
9781800340459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764524.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses Pauline Wengeroff's strange tale about her brother Ephraim, who had converted to Christianity while in the United States and then reverted to Judaism during a family conclave ... More


Complicity, Victimization, Guilt: Wengeroff as Agent of Acculturation and Assimilation

Shulamit S. Magnus

in A Woman's Life: Pauline Wengeroff and Memoirs of a Grandmother

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764524
eISBN:
9781800340459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764524.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explains that the central point of the second volume of Pauline Wengeroff's Memoirs of a Grandmother is the consequences of the loss of tradition in Russian Jewish families, exemplified ... More


Who was Pauline Wengeroff?: On Reading and Misreading Memoirs

Shulamit S. Magnus

in A Woman's Life: Pauline Wengeroff and Memoirs of a Grandmother

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764524
eISBN:
9781800340459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764524.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates how Pauline Wengeroff, seeming bard of Jewish traditionalism, can also be read as an apologist for assimilation and conversion. From the dramatic myth of Memoirs of a ... More


A Woman's Life: Pauline Wengeroff and Memoirs of a Grandmother

Shulamit Magnus

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764524
eISBN:
9781800340459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764524.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Pauline Wengeroff was born in 1833 into a pious Jewish family in Bobruisk. Her life, as recounted in this biography, based in part on the author's critical edition of Wengeroff's Memoirs of a ... More


A Biography of a Person and a Book

Shulamit S. Magnus

in A Woman's Life: Pauline Wengeroff and Memoirs of a Grandmother

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764524
eISBN:
9781800340459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764524.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Pauline Wengeroff and her Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century. Wengeroff's two ... More


Pauline Wengeroff: Memory and History

Shulamit S. Magnus

in A Woman's Life: Pauline Wengeroff and Memoirs of a Grandmother

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764524
eISBN:
9781800340459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764524.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the different eras in Russian Jewish history in which Pauline Wengeroff's Memoirs of a Grandmother is set. Wengeroff's two volumes share an overarching theme: Jewish tradition ... More


A Woman’s Life

Shulamit S. Magnus

in A Woman's Life: Pauline Wengeroff and Memoirs of a Grandmother

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764524
eISBN:
9781800340459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764524.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This epilogue recounts how, terrified of anti-Jewish violence, Pauline Wengeroff died, ‘lonely and miserable’, in Minsk in 1916, at the age of 83, in the midst of the First World War and a ... More


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