Re: Glückel of Hameln and chacterizing early modern Germany #germany

David Lewin

At 20:44 23/04/2020, Michael Rubin via wrote:
Hello friends - one silver lining of our current situation is the many virtual classes taking place online.  I'm bringing to your attention one such offering focusing on the milieu of Glückel of Hameln being offered by a historian of that period, over three Tuesday evenings. Many of us who are lucky enough to find records back to that period are, nevertheless, left imagining what life was really like.  This short course can help.  

Reading Glikl:  Life Stories from a 17th-Century Jewish Working Mother
Glikl was one of the first women to write about the Jewish experience and provides a unique glimpse into European Jewish life around 1691. The book, originally written in Yiddish, has a new translation, published recently.   The class will be an intellectual book club of sorts, with participants reading some of the book prior to each meeting. Rachel Greenblatt will help to contextualize the information and further illustrate what else was going on in the world to give the writer that perspective.. Click here to register .

When: May 5, 12, 19 at 5:30 PM
Where: Virtual! Register online for Zoom link!

Please would you remember that is read internationally and that there re varying time zones even where you live ( presumably the USA ? )

Would you please re-post accordingly?

Thank you

David Lewin
London (UK, not Ontario)

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