Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903 (Dear America)

6 Nov

Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903 (Dear America)

Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903 (Dear America)

Kathryn Lasky

Language: English

Pages: 193

ISBN: B000VMI9NM

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


In a vibrant and colorful portrait of a Jewish family, this is the diary of a Russian immigrant girl who begins a new life on the Lower East Side of New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

that I could imagine Judah Maccabee hiding out from the Greeks in our magic forest she told me that people when they celebrate this holiday must remember that the battle was a victory of freedom and not triumph. It was a victory of few against many. I think maybe I understand better why Mama does not want to give up her wig. In a way the Americans are like the Greeks. Oh, they do not force pigs on our al61 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24S 25R 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Brooks Brothers. Uncle Moishe brags a lot about the uptown swells that he makes fancy suits for at Brooks Brothers. I start to brag about 91 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24S 25R 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 H24 G25 Mama making clothes for Mrs. Meyer. She is a fancy uptown swell, too, after all. But Papa makes a dark look. He says uptown swell German Jews are the worst because they don’t speak Yiddish and they think all Russian Jews

are dirty and it is nothing to brag about. I feel bad. I don’t like to upset Papa but I don’t think it’s right for him to speak harsh to me. April 2, 1904 I am still upset about Papa talking that way to me. I am upset about many things. I make a list. 1) Papa speaking harshly 2) being too tall to play a child in the play 3) nobody paying attention to me much anymore. Mama is so busy with Mrs. Meyer’s order. Miriam is so busy with love and Sean O’Malley. Tovah is busy with the union. Yitzy is

anything. June 10, 1904 I was right. Mama was making business with the matchmaker. The matchmaker came tonight to meet Tovah. Tovah had a fit. But she was very clever about it. She talked about all of her union activities. She talked about emancipation, women’s rights, and she talked about money. I watched along with Uncle Schmully (Papa was at a rehearsal) while Mama got redder and redder and the matchmaker’s face slowly turned to stone. Finally the matchmaker gets up and says very stiffly, “I

Jerusalem with none other than Boris Thomashefsky who some think is as good as Jacob Adler, though not me. But the play was wonderful. He wore tights and played many romantic love scenes with Sophia Karp, who is beautiful. I’ve never seen such scenery. And there is the heat of the lights, and the sweet oily smell of the greasepaint. I love it. I want to be a part of this world. Then we all went over to Second Avenue to the Café Royale. Tovah and Mandy and Miriam came along. Sean showed up later

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