Families, Rabbis and Education: Traditional Jewish Society in Nineteenth-Century Eastern Europe

Author: 
Stampfer
Shaul
Publication Year: 
2010
Synopsis: 

This book by Professor Shaul Stampfer (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) analyses the social history of ordinary men and especially women in the Jewish community in 19th century Eastern Europe – how they raised their children, the way they studied, how they married, and all the subsequent stages of the life cycle--including the problems of divorce, remarriage, and elderly parents. Stamfer, as a social historian, utilizes diverse source materials such as traditional rabbinic response literature, as wells as Hebrew, Yiddish, and Russian texts and newspapers. 

Type: 
Book
Subject: 
History of Education for Women
General Reading - Education
Jofa Recommended: 
No
Url To Purchase: 
http://www.amazon.com/Families-Rabbis-Education-Nineteenth-Century-Civilization/dp/1874774854