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Revival: Hebrew Satire (1911)

1st Edition

By Joseph Chotzner


196 pages

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Very little attention has hitherto been paid by authors generally to those works forming part of Hebrew literature, in which much of delightful satire is predominant. The object of this volume, therefore, is to make the reader familiar with the contents of several of these writings which may prove interesting to him.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction 1. "Tithes" 2. A Wife’s Ruse 3. A Rabbinical Study of Alexander the Great 4. The Boastful Merchant 5. The Farmer’s Folly 6. Piety and Remorse 7. Extracts from the Writings of Manoello di Roma, a Friend of Dante (1400) 8. Fickleness of Women 9. The Revealer of Secrets 10. Extract from the Satirical Writings of Isaac Erter (1792-1815) 11. A Strange Story 12. The Disappointed "Rebbe" 13. The Wagon’s Axle 14. "Shalet" 15. The Fatted Geese 16. A Curious Incident 17. The Dot of the Letter "Yod" 18. The Missing Pancakes 19. The "Cheder" 20. The Extinguishing of Two Great Lights 21. The Hebrew Poet 22. Tirza, a Disillusion 23. A Grievous Disappointment 24. False Hopes 25. The Pride of Possession 26. The Rich Uncle 27. A Dream and Its Meaning 28. A Lover’s Tragedy 29. Joy and Sorrow 30. A Pleasant Surprise 31. Berel and Schmerel 32. A Curious MS. 33. A "Purim Play" 34. Lost and Found 35. "The Song of Songs" 36. Poverty and Wealth 37. Unpleasant Surprises 38. Two Ghetto Idiots 39. The "Rebbe’s" Pipe 40. Layzer and Payzer 41. The Ghetto Marriage Broker 42. Wandering Jewish Preachers 43. Hebrew Epigrams 44. Hebrew Fables

About the Author

Reverend Joseph Chotzner was the first rabbi of the Jewish community in Belfast, Ireland. Rev. Chotzner served from 1870-1880 at the helm of the Belfast Synagogue.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies