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Children of the Ghetto

Israel Zangwill (1864-1926)

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

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Summary

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".