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book tells the story of Henrietta Szold`s lost love through her correspondence with Louis Ginzberg and a previously unpublished private journal.

The Exceptional Friendship of Henrietta Szold and Louis Ginzberg 5 belonged to the elite of the newly recast Jewish Theological Semi-nary of America, where classes began in the very year of the Kishinev pogrom. Solomon Schechter, the world- famous discoverer of the Cai-ro Geniza, had been lured from Cambridge, England, to New York, in 1902. He assumed academic leadership of the seminary, which had been reorganized with funding by Jacob Schiff and lesser lights of the New York German- Jewish patriciate. Schechter immediately recruit-ed a stellar faculty. First was Ginzberg, already living in New York. He helped Schechter secure two European colleagues, Alexander Marx and Israel Friedlaender. The three men represented different segments of Ashkenazic Jewry. Friedlaender grew up in Warsaw, Marx was a product of Königsberg, East Prussia, and Ginzberg of Lithuania. More importantly, they shared exemplary qualities: youth— all were in their twenties; a well- developed critical intelligence; early promise as masters of biblical and rabbinic texts; systematic education on the doctoral level at top German universities; a dedication to Jewish re-ligious practice coupled with an understanding of halakhah as the product of evolutionary modification and change; and a commitment to the renewal of Jewish life and learning in the modern idiom. Isra-el Davidson, another brilliant young scholar born in Europe but edu-cated in America, cherished the same values.  He was recruited in 1905, thereby completing the major faculty. 4 All five professors distinguished themselves through pathbreak-ing scholarship during their lifetimes on the seminary faculty, abet-ted by long summer vacations in European libraries and archives. Nevertheless, Louis ( or Levi) Ginzberg possessed the strongest “ yi-hus” as well as earned credentials. His mother, Zippe Jaffee, was the great- grandniece of Elijah, the “ Gaon of Vilna,” the quintessential Lithuanian savant. At age twenty- nine, slightly older than the oth-er young men when he assumed his position, Ginzberg was already on the road to an enduring reputation as a scholar unmatched in the field of Talmud. He had mastered both the Babylonian Talmud and the Jerusalem Talmud in Europe and in America would ulti-mately produce monumental Talmudic analyses. But during his first years in this country, 1900 to 1902, he composed short pieces; no fewer than 406 articles in German, which were translated for the new English- language Jewish Encyclopedia. At the same time he was recruited for a second, even more ambitious project. The Legends of the Jews merged all the rabbinic fables and parables about  the cen-tral biblical figures into a seamless, continuous narrative. 5   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

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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, 1903–1906Critical Years, 1906–1908DEPARTURES—ARRIVALSTHE WALK TO THE DOCK!“A WHOLE SUMMER THINKING OF HIM”: THE 1907 CORRESPONDENCELETTERS OF CONSOLATION AT GINZBERG'S BEREAVEMENT AND RESPONSEPUZZLING AND TROUBLING LETTERS“THE BLOW FELL”: GJNZBERG'S ENGAGEMENT TO ANOTHER WOMANDECEPTION OR SELF-DECEPTION?Reconsiderations: “Dark Chronicle of a Broken Heart”TOKENS OF LOVE AND SERVILITYDID HE EVER LOVE ME?RAINY TUESDAYSLOVING NOT WISELY BUT TOO WELL“NO WAY OUT OF THE DARK”ADVICE 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 “GEONJCA”UNLOCKING HIS HEART, INCREASING HIS SALARY“PSYCHOLOGIC ANALYSIS”FRIENDSHIP, PRIDE, SCHOLARSHIP, AND SENSUALITYTRANSCENDING FRIENDSHIP?A QUESTION OF PIQUEGALLEY PROOFS AND “WEDDING TRIPS”TORTURE TO CONTINUE, TORTURE TO GIVE IT UPTHE IDEAL BEGINS TO TOTTERTHE JOINT PICTUREREPERCUSSIONS IN SCHOLARLY CIRCLESFOUR BOOKS IN ONE YEAR“I MUST LIVE! I MUST LIVE!”“THE CAD!”THE GIRL IN LONDONMORE FACULTY REACTIONSRIVERSIDE MEMORIES, PRESENT REALITIESTHE ULTI MATE REVELATION“THE COSMICAL MYSTERY OF SEX”RENUNCIATIONEPILOGUEWriting 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, 1903–1906Critical Years, 1906–1908Reconsiderations: “Dark Chronicle of a Broken Heart”EpilogueIndex of Personal Names
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