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Princess or Prisoner?: Jewish Women in Jerusalem, 1840-1914 (The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry & HBI Series on Jewish Women) download epub

by Margalit Shilo


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Jewish Women in Jerusalem, 1840 – 1914. She views women’s education as the catalyst for the introduction of Western ideas and modern innovations to backward Jerusalem. Brandeis University Press/ University Press of New England, 2005. Margalit Shilo, a professor in the Land of Israel Studies Department at Bar- Ilan University, surveys Jerusalem’s Jewish community in the last decades of the Ottoman Empire, through the experiences of its women. She paints a bleak picture of a society which was poor, unhealthy, and unjust to its weakest members, mainly single women.

Princess or Prisoner? book. Margalit Shilo sheds new light on female society of the time, a subject nearly untouched by historians. Start by marking Princess or Prisoner?: Jewish Women in Jerusalem, 1840-1914 as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

Princess or Prisoner? Jewish Women in Jerusalem, 1840-1914 Margalit Shilo sheds new light on female society of the time, a subject nearly.

Princess or Prisoner? Jewish Women in Jerusalem, 1840-1914. An in-depth look at the lives of religious Jewish women in Jerusalem at a transitional moment in its history. This is a fascinating journey into the world of women in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community of Jerusalem toward the end of Ottoman rule in the Holy Land.

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Princess or Prisoner? Jewish Women in Jerusalem, 1840-1914 (Brandeis Series on Jewish Women). Published March 11, 2002 by Brandeis. There's no description for this book yet.

Winner of the Ya’acov Bahat Prize for “Outstanding Academic Books” (2000)Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award, Women's Studies category (2006)This is a fascinating journey into the world of women in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community of Jerusalem toward the end of Ottoman rule in the Holy Land. Until now, the story of life in the Land of Israel in this period has been told exclusively from the male viewpoint—a story of religious observance and fulfillment confined to the male world of Torah study and prayer.Margalit Shilo sheds new light on female society of the time, a subject nearly untouched by historians. Through painstaking research, Shilo has unearthed a wealth of primary sources, including women’s memoirs, letters, and the contemporary Jewish press. The author weaves together the different threads that made up the world of ultra-Orthodox women in Jerusalem: the experience of immigration to the Land of Israel, marriage, the family unit, economic and philanthropic activities, and female scholarship. She also takes a hard look at the adversities of women’s lives, such as desertion, poverty and prostitution. By revealing the unheard, unseen female voice, Shilo paints a new and lively picture of Jewish society in Jerusalem around the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Boyn
Great book.
Brol
In "Princess or Prisoner," Margalit Shilo takes us on a fascinating journey into the little-documented, kaleidoscope-like world of Jewish women in Eretz Yisrael (and specifically in Jerusalem) at the end of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century.

Traditionally, historians were men. While recording events and societies, they missed the hidden world of Jewish women, marked by activities at home, by its emotional and social context, and by its absence from view in governance, military, religious or ideological spheres. Yet, as Margalit Shilo unstitches the fabric of women's lives to its minute rich details, she explores how women both underpinned the Jewish society of the time while also being pinned down by it. The unrelenting, inflexible pressures, expectations and demands imposed on women by men, rabbis, tradition, and the Bible--as well as by the women's own perceptions--made Jewish women's place in Jerusalem uniquely difficult. While their role was perceived merely as supportive to men's religious studies, women were also considered the foundation for accomplishing the religious mission of Jews through procreation in the Holy Land. In the religious sphere, the past and future of world Jewry rested upon the shoulders of girls compelled to marry as young as twelve years old. In the far smaller secular sphere, Zionist ideas were adopted and executed by young women willing to sacrifice for the ideal of building a home for Jews in the land of their ancestors.

The time frame of "Princess or Prisoner" is the final years of the Ottoman Empire rule in the land. A backward and corrupt regime, it failed to provide sound economic and administrative foundations. Women, the guardians of home with little or no rights in regards to the allocation of meager resources, felt this failure in the most realistic ways. Whether Ashkenazi or Sepharadi, whether they had emigrated to Eretz Yisrael or had been born and grew up there, women of all social segments suffered enormous shortages, sacrifice, hunger, diseases and poverty. Yet, they often experienced these calamities as deep emotional fulfillment of their roles. They shared a strong attachment to their historical roots and to the Jewish people and drew strength from these sources.

Simultaneously, through methodological research, Shilo illuminates the darkest corners of this same Jewish society that demonstrated callousness toward women who did not serve their supporting role for men's holy studies, namely widows, disabled or "agunot" (whose husbands had left without awarding them a divorce).

"Princess or Prisoner" is a must read for the understanding the foundations of a society in which women's "obedience, loyalty and cleanliness" were necessary to staving off foreign influences of missionaries and the intense pilgrimage that brought new winds of ideas.

With captivating and meticulous examination of women's education, philanthropy, industry, ideology, set against the backdrop of their social, family and religious status--or the lack of thereof--Margalit Shilo uncovers the duality in which Jewish girls and women lived. They were revered while being treated as chattels since they served both as the carriers of the future of Jewish people as well as the prisoners of this aspiration.

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Princess or Prisoner?: Jewish Women in Jerusalem, 1840-1914 (The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry & HBI Series on Jewish Women) download epub
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Author: Margalit Shilo
ISBN: 158465483X
Category: History
Subcategory: World
Language: English
Publisher: Brandeis (March 11, 2002)
Pages: 360 pages