Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903 (Dear America)
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In a vibrant and colorful portrait of a Jewish family, this is the diary of a Russian immigrant girl who begins a new life on the Lower East Side of New York City.
concert. His rehearsing is going well. They are doing some Tchaikovsky, and some Glinka, but most exciting of all some Stravinsky. Papa says New Yorkers will not know what has hit their ears when they hear Stravinsky. 63 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24S 25R 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 H24 G25 December 23, 1903 I am very worried about Blu and her schoolwork. You see, the teacher says that I am doing excellently. I get 100 percent
Brief editor wrote back that this is America and everyone has the right to an education whether that person is man or woman. Blu and I say we shall never marry a man like that woman’s husband. Of course, I think Blu maybe never will marry after her father goes and disappears. April 30, 1904 Uncle Schmully is our new boarder. He is fun. He does not seem so old but he must be nearly sixty as Tanta Fruma would be almost sixty if she were alive. Uncle Schmully wants me to teach him English. He will
“Zipporah, you are always so rushed. What’s the big hurry?” What’s the big hurry? I want to say. You try being twelve years old and sitting in little chair with kids half your size, you would be in a hurry too. She doesn’t know how big a hurry I am in. I will be in seventh grade one month, not two. Then on to eighth grade. Over the summer I shall help Blu. I am going to push, pull, drag her along as fast as I can. She will be in eighth grade with me by Purim at the latest. Just watch. 104 June
their lives, over two million Russian Jews migrated to the United States between the late 1880s and 1924. Although Jews lived throughout the country, in the West, the South and the Midwest, the largest number of Jews settled in sections of New York City, particularly on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, approximately 350,000 Jews lived within two square miles. They lived in dark, cramped tenements in unsanitary conditions where disease was a constant threat. It
Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla ⅓ cup butter ⅓ cup orange juice flour for rolling dough prune or apricot filling Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Sift flour, salt, and baking powder. 3. Cream butter and sugar. 4. Slowly add vanilla, eggs, and orange juice to butter and sugar mixture. Add dry ingredients. 5. Knead dough until smooth. 6. Roll out dough with rolling pin on floured surface until ¼"