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One Book | One Community 2011 Subject Guide

One Book | One Community 2011 Subject Guide

A Day of Small Beginnings, a remarkable debut novel by Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum selected specifically for One Book I One Community 2011, a Chicago Jewish Community initiative. Explore themes of Jewish faith and identity, receive a special reader resource guide perfect for your book group or own investigation, participate in related programs, and meet the author!

A Day of Small Beginnings by Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum
I wondered what if a gatekeeper had remained in the Old World to tell the tale. And so began A Day of Small Beginnings.
                                                                          — from the Author's Note

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Online Resources*

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eBooks

Books available in the Asher Library

Articles available in the Asher Library

  • Manekin, Rachel. "Orthodox Jewry in Krakow at the Turn of the Twentieth Century." Polin, 23 (2011)165-198
  • Polonsky, Antony. From Shtetl to Socialism: Polish Jewry from the Partitions to the Twentieth Century. The "Golden Age" and Beyond, (1997) 16-30
  • Wisse, Ruth R. "Poland's Jewish Ghosts". Commentary, 83,1 (1987) 25-33
  • Zbikowski, Andrzej. "The Impact of New Ideologies: The Transformation of Krakow Jewry Between 1895 and 1914." Polin, 23 (2011) 135-163

Videos available in the Asher Library

Music available in the Asher Library and on the Web

Encyclopedia Judaica   
You must be a Spertus student or member to access Encyclopedia Judaica online.

See these entries: Afterlife, Barreness and Fertility, Cemetery, Dance, Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc., Literature Jewish, Pale of Settlement, Poland, Tombs and Tombstones
    

One Book | One Community 2011


Read it with your book club, congregation, friends, or family, then join us for thought-provoking lectures, performances, and an exhibit inspired by the book.

A Day of Small Beginings

Remnants from Freidl's Poland

Map of Poland, 1799
Map of Poland, 1799
David Rumsey Map Collection,
www.davidrumsey.com

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