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11 I hope I have succeeded. 10. See tractate Shabbat 119b. 11. Green, Thinking Through Translation, 18–20, 149. A Note on References In preparing the introductions and notes that accompany this English edition of Menachem Mendel Frieden’s memoir, I relied upon a great many sources of information covering topics ranging from the authorship of classic Jewish texts to nineteenth- and twentieth-century transportation networks and from orthodox Jewish religious practice to the general history of Eastern Europe, the United States, and Palestine.

Also deserving of tremendous gratitude are the J. S. Department of State and the United States–Israel Educational Foundation for the award of a Fulbright Fellowship that allowed me to spend the academic year 2006– 2007 at the University of Haifa. It was in Haifa that I accomplished a great deal of the work of translating my grandfather’s memoir and began the work of annotation. Being able to do so in a Hebrew-language environment was most advantageous, as was my contact in Haifa with so many knowledgeable scholars in Jewish studies.

She was in any case a smart woman and her modernized outlook increased her suffering, since her 6. Although Dvinsk is in Latvia, Frieden refers to the city as being “in Lithuania” in the sense that its Jews (and Latvian Jews generally) were within the cultural orbit of Lithuanian Jewry. Note that the administrative boundaries within the Russian empire changed from time to time. jpg (accessed Sept. 26, 2010). 7. As the main center of Chabad Hasidism, the town of Lubavitch was home to the main line of Chabad rabbis.

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