Read e-book online Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia PDF

Read e-book online Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia PDF

By Alice Nakhimovsky,Roberta Newman

At the flip of the twentieth century, Jewish households scattered through migration may perhaps remain involved simply via letters. Jews within the Russian Empire and the United States wrote company letters, romantic letters, and emotionally severe relations letters. yet for lots of Jews who have been unaccustomed to speaking their private and non-private recommendations in writing, correspondence was once a problem. How might they determine their spelling was once right and so they have been organizing their innovations accurately? a well-liked resolution was once to refer to brivnshtelers, Yiddish-language books of version letters. pricey Mendl, pricey Reyzl interprets decisions from those model-letter books and contains essays and annotations that light up their function as publications to a earlier culture.

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