Journeyman in Jerusalem

Journeyman in Jerusalem : Memories and Letters, 1933-1947

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Picking up from Apprentice in Budapest, the first volume of Raphael Patai's autobiography, Journeyman in Jerusalem presents the fascinating journey of a young scholar struggling to make his way in the midst of often trying circumstances while a nation-in-the-making struggles to establish itself. The book covers fifteen years-1933 to 1947-during which the Yishuv, the Jewish community of Palestine, experienced one of the most turbulent periods of its history. This volume is an invaluable record of this era and of the early life of its author, who was to become one of the most respected Jewish scholars of the twentieth more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 149.9 x 226.1 x 25.4mm | 716.61g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739102095
  • 9780739102091

Review quote

Raphael Patai's book is not merely a significant contribution to the field, it is a great and unique contribution. Journeyman in Jerusalem is a document which, by virtue of its stylistic excellence, historical reconstruction, and personal reflection adds immeasurably to half a dozen disciplines. -- Arnold Ages, University of Waterloo Through personal, first-hand letters, Journeyman in Jerusalem brings an entire world to life in all its elegiac, bittersweet quality. I can't quite recall seing anything of this magnitude or of this genre for Hungarian Jewry... I truly believe that it will become a haunting classic of its kind. -- Howard M. Sacharshow more

About Raphael Patai

Raphael Patai (1910-1996) authored over thirty books and edited many more on Jewish literature, religion, folklore and anthropology, the Arab world, and the modern Middle East. Several of his works have become classics, and for his significant contributions to scholarship Patai was awarded numerous top honors and more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 First Year in Jerusalem Chapter 2 A Palestinian Portrait Gallery Chapter 3 Women in My Life Chapter 4 Life in the Yishuv Chapter 5 Foothold in Academe Chapter 6 The Ingathering of the Patais Chapter 7 Plans and Travels Chapter 8 Marriage and Family Chapter 9 Final Years in Palestineshow more