Download Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia by Alice Nakhimovsky,Roberta Newman PDF

By Alice Nakhimovsky,Roberta Newman

At the flip of the twentieth century, Jewish households scattered through migration may remain involved basically via letters. Jews within the Russian Empire and the US wrote company letters, romantic letters, and emotionally extreme relatives letters. yet for plenty of Jews who have been unaccustomed to speaking their private and non-private options in writing, correspondence used to be a problem. How might they ascertain their spelling used to be right and so they have been organizing their ideas appropriately? a well-liked answer was once to refer to brivnshtelers, Yiddish-language books of version letters. pricey Mendl, pricey Reyzl interprets choices from those model-letter books and contains essays and annotations that light up their function as courses to a previous culture.

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