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The Rebellion of the Daughters: Jewish Women Runaways in Habsburg Galicia

Rachel Manekin


This book investigates the flight of young Jewish women from their Orthodox, mostly Hasidic, homes in Western Galicia (now Poland) in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In extreme cases, hundreds of these women sought refuge in a Kraków convent, where many converted to Catholicism. Those who stayed home often remained Jewish in name only. The book reconstructs the stories of three Jewish women runaways and reveals their struggles and innermost convictions. Unlike Orthodox Jewish boys, who attended “cheders,” traditional schools where only Jewish subjects were taught, Orthodox J ... More

Keywords: young Jewish women, Orthodox homes, Western Galicia, Kraków convent, Jewish runaways, Orthodox Jewish girls, arranged marriage, Orthodox Jewish women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691194936
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691194936.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rachel Manekin, author
University of Maryland