Lost Love: The Untold Story of...

The book tells the story of Henrietta Szold`s lost love through her correspondence with Louis Ginzberg and a previously unpublished private journal.

Henrietta Szold has played a role in my life ever since I was young. My mother, a native Baltimorean like myself and a Hadassah enthu-siast, took personal pride in her. Szold, who founded Hadassah, at-tended our alma mater when it bore the fusty nineteenth- century ti-tle: “ Western Female High School.” Her father, Rabbi Benjamin Szold, officiated at the wedding of my mother’s parents. When I was conducting research for my first book, a biography of Israel Friedlaender, Szold again claimed my attention. Szold and Friedlaender were close Zionist associates who signed their personal correspondence “ with Zionist greetings.” They shared the belief that education was the key to Jewish renaissance and labored together with uneven success on behalf of organizations dedicated to those convictions. Szold solicited Friedlaender’s advice for Hadassah’s motto and gratefully accepted his suggestion: “ The healing of the daughter of my people.” I did not become interested in writing about Szold, however, before I gathered data about Friedlaender’s colleagues. Browsing through the extensive archives of the Jewish Theological Seminary, I found her letters to Ginzberg. They fascinated me. Jerry Schwartz-bard of the library staff kindly retrieved a microfilm copy of the oth-er side of the correspondence. When I first started to think about how to structure this project, I intended to publish the letters only. But something bothered me. Biographies of Szold mentioned that she traced the course of the Ginzberg friendship in a journal. Even though it was written after the correspondence ended, I felt that for the ideas and feelings expressed in the letters to be understood, the journal had to accompany them. But for a long time the journal was unavailable to me. I am deeply indebted to M. Jastrow Levin and his wife Alexandra for granting permission to publish it, as ix Preface and Acknowledgments   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

Lost Love: The Untold Story of Henrietta Szold


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FRONT MATTERTitle PageCopyright PageContentsDedication PagePreface and AcknowledgmentsINTRODUCTIONThe Exceptional Friendship of Henrietta Szold and Louis GinzbergMEDITATION ON LOST LOVEEditors Note: Sources and StructureAwakening Love, 19031906Critical Years, 19061908DEPARTURESARRIVALSTHE WALK TO THE DOCK!A WHOLE SUMMER THINKING OF HIM: THE 1907 CORRESPONDENCELETTERS OF CONSOLATION AT GINZBERG'S BEREAVEMENT AND RESPONSEPUZZLING AND TROUBLING LETTERSTHE BLOW FELL: GJNZBERG'S ENGAGEMENT TO ANOTHER WOMANDECEPTION OR SELF-DECEPTION?Reconsiderations: Dark Chronicle of a Broken HeartTOKENS OF LOVE AND SERVILITYDID HE EVER LOVE ME?RAINY TUESDAYSLOVING NOT WISELY BUT TOO WELLNO WAY OUT OF THE DARKADVICE FROM SCHECHTER AND MARXPHANTASMAGORIA AND SELF-PITYCONFRONTING GJNZBERG WITH HER LOVECONFIDING IN MARX; RECONSIDERING GINZBERGQUESTIONING THE FRIENDSHIPTHE BREACH OF PROMISE INSINUATIONDREAM TWINSCLOSURE ON THE LEGENDS AND GEONJCAUNLOCKING HIS HEART, INCREASING HIS SALARYPSYCHOLOGIC ANALYSISFRIENDSHIP, PRIDE, SCHOLARSHIP, AND SENSUALITYTRANSCENDING FRIENDSHIP?A QUESTION OF PIQUEGALLEY PROOFS AND WEDDING TRIPSTORTURE TO CONTINUE, TORTURE TO GIVE IT UPTHE IDEAL BEGINS TO TOTTERTHE JOINT PICTUREREPERCUSSIONS IN SCHOLARLY CIRCLESFOUR BOOKS IN ONE YEARI MUST LIVE! I MUST LIVE!THE CAD!THE GIRL IN LONDONMORE FACULTY REACTIONSRIVERSIDE MEMORIES, PRESENT REALITIESTHE ULTI MATE REVELATIONTHE COSMICAL MYSTERY OF SEXRENUNCIATIONEPILOGUEWriting a Life Before Living ItWomen in JudaismMaternal and Paternal ImperativesPractical IdealismA New DirectionFounding HadassahDual ObjectivesToward Personal and Organizational AutonomyNew ChallengesModernizing the SynagogueSwimming Against the TideA History-Making LifeAbbreviationsGlossary of Proper NamesNotesIntroductionAwakening Love, 19031906Critical Years, 19061908Reconsiderations: Dark Chronicle of a Broken HeartEpilogueIndex of Personal Names
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