The Groundbreaking Memoirs of Glikl of Hamel

The memoirs of this 17th-century Jewish woman have long fascinated historians. For the first time, a complete English edition brings her to life for today’s readers.

From Portrait Study of a Lady by the German-Jewish artist Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, 1825-1830. Sotheby’s.

From Portrait Study of a Lady by the German-Jewish artist Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, 1825-1830. Sotheby’s.

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Feb. 4 2020
About the author

Robert D. King, professor emeritus of Jewish studies at the University of Texas, has a special interest in Yiddish literature and linguistics.


Let us now praise famous Jewish women: Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Leah, and . . . Glikl!

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