Children of the Ghetto

Israel ZANGWILL (1864 - 1926)

In this 1892 novel of London's Jewish East End, Israel Zangwill sets the apparently irrational and decidedly indecorous religious practices of transplanted eastern European Jews against the forces of assimilation. Zangwill's knowledge of Yiddishkeit and skill in melodrama created a series of unforgettable vignettes that had a significant effect on the public perception of this much stigmatized immigrant group.

Israel Zangwill (1864-1926) was born in London of Russian and Polish parents. He coined the term cultural "melting pot". (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, *Non-fiction, Religion

Language: English

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Play 00 Proem Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 01 Chap 1 The Bread of Affliction Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 02 Chap 2.1 The Sweater Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 03 Chap 2.2 The Sweater Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 04 Chap 3 Beauty & the Beast Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 05 Chap 4 Petticoat Lane Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 06 Chap 5.1 Malka Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 07 Chap 5.2 Malka Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 08 Chap 6.1 The Redemption of... Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 09 Chap 6.2 The Redemption of... Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 10 Chap 7 The Pauper Alien Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 11 Chap 8 The Wisdom of Solomon Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 12 Chap 9 Reb Shemuel Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 13 Chap 10.1 The Neo-Hebrew Poet Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 14 Chap 10.2 The Neo-Hebrew Poet Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 15 Chap 11.1 Esther and her Children Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 16 Chap 11.2 Esther and her Children Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 17 Chap 12 Dutch Debby Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 18 Chap 13 A Silent Family Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 19 Chap 14.1 The Purim Ball Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 20 Chap 14.2 The Purim Ball Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 21 Chap 15.1 Sons of the Commandment Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 22 Chap 15.2 Sons of the Commandment Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 23 Chap 16 Sugarman's Bar Mitzvah Party Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 24 Chap 17.1 The Hope of the Family Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 25 Chap 17.2 The Hope of the Family Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 26 Chap 18.1 The Holy Land League Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 27 Chap 18.2 The Holy Land League Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 28 Chap 19.1 The Courtship of Shosshi Shmendrik Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 29 Chap 19.2 The Courtship of Shosshi Shmendrik Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 30 Chap 20.1 The Hyams' Honeymoon Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 31 Chap 20.2 The Hyams' Honeymoon Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 32 Chap 21.1 The Hebrews' Friday Night Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 33 Chap 21.2 The Hebrews' Friday Night Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 34 Chap 22.1 With the Strikers Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 35 Chap 22.2 With the Strikers Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 36 Chap 23.1 The Hope Extinct Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 37 Chap 23.2 The Hope Extinct Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 38 Chap 24 The Jargon Players Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 39 Chap 25 Auld Lang Syne Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 40 Chap 26 The Dead Monkey Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 41 Chap 27.1 The Shadow of Religion Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 42 Chap 27.2 The Shadow of Religion Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 43 Chap 28.1 Seder Night Adrian Praetzellis
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Play 44 Chap 28.2 Seder Night Adrian Praetzellis
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