The Promised Land

Mary ANTIN (1881 - 1949)

Being a Jew in Russia at the end of the 19th century was not easy at all. Jews were persecuted because of their religion. So the Jews found comfort in their ancient traditions. When Mary Antin's father decided that keeping to his traditions did not suit him anymore, he found no place in Russia. So he emigrated to America with his family. Life was not easy, though as a child, Mary describes life in Boston as almost perfect. A smart and dignified girl, Mary takes the good things in anything and writes her autobiography with a smile. When you listen to Bridget reading this wonderful book, you can almost feel Mary Antin's trials and joys. (Summary by Stav Nisser)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Bridget Gaige
00:07:38
Play 01 Within the Pale Bridget Gaige
00:48:28
Play 02 Children of the Law Bridget Gaige
00:21:52
Play 03 Both Their Houses Bridget Gaige
00:28:37
Play 04 Daily Bread Bridget Gaige
00:31:32
Play 05 I Remember Bridget Gaige
00:55:05
Play 06 The Tree of Knowledge Bridget Gaige
00:43:54
Play 07 The Boundaries Stretch Bridget Gaige
00:43:20
Play 08 The Exodus Bridget Gaige
00:29:26
Play 09 The Promised Land Bridget Gaige
00:44:01
Play 10 Initiation Bridget Gaige
00:26:54
Play 11 "My Country" Bridget Gaige
00:31:53
Play 12 Miracles Bridget Gaige
00:17:49
Play 13 A Child's Paradise Bridget Gaige
00:19:43
Play 14 Manna Bridget Gaige
00:20:19
Play 15 Tarnished Laurels Bridget Gaige
00:15:47
Play 16 Dover Street Bridget Gaige
00:24:41
Play 17 The Landlady Bridget Gaige
00:30:57
Play 18 The Burning Bush Bridget Gaige
00:25:54
Play 19 A Kingdom in the Slums Bridget Gaige
00:36:03
Play 20 The Heritage Bridget Gaige
00:10:03