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The Promised Land
by Mary Antin
Pale of Settlement 1791-1917
Shtetl
•! Small town/Outside of large cities
•! Center of traditional Jewish life
•! Life centers around synagogue and
marketplace
“Fiddler on the Roof”
•! Russian-Jewish
Author Sholem
Aleichem
•! Yiddish language
Yiddish Language
•! German-based language, spoken by
Jews in Central and Eastern Europe
•! Written in Hebrew alphabet. Borrows
from Hebrew language and Polish as
well
Yiddish in English
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Chutzpah
Goy
Klutz
Maven
Nosh
Schlep
Schlock
Schmooze
Schmuck
Shtick
Tush
Yenta
Pogroms
•! Mob violence. Complicity of government
•! Assassination of Czar Alexander II
(1881)
•! Pogroms of 1903-1906
•! Kishinev
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