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book tells the story of Henrietta Szold`s lost love through her correspondence with Louis Ginzberg and a previously unpublished private journal.

Introduction 6 II. The Szold- Ginzberg Friendship The Legends could not have been completed without the services of Henrietta Szold. Three years before her first face- to- face encounter with Ginzberg she received a letter from Mayer Sulzberger suggesting the young professor as author of the projected work, with two impor-tant caveats: Whether Dr. Ginzberg who is connected with the Encyclopedia could find time or inclination for the work  is of course a question, though I doubt whether he writes English, 6 At that time and through the rest of her working career, Szold bore the title “ Secretary to the Publication Committee of the Jewish Publication Society,” located in Philadelphia. For this position she had been enlisted in 1893, after having served on the committee in an unpaid capacity for the five years since its inception. At the time of her recruitment, she was thirty- two years old and unmarried, the eldest of the five daughters of Benjamin and Sophie Szold. The cou-ple had emigrated from Hungary in 1859 to Baltimore, where Rabbi Szold, a moderate Reformer, had assumed rabbinic leadership of the Oheb Shalom Synagogue. Henrietta, born at the end of the follow-ing year, was her father’s favorite “ son,”— actually he claimed that all five of his accomplished  daughters were “ sons”— but she remained first among equals. 7  From her earliest days she had expedited his Hebrew scholarship, even conducted serious academic discussions with him at table in German while the younger girls chatted about lesser matters in English. She was deeply devoted to both her parents, and so com-fortable in the family home that her emotional development lagged even as her intellect matured precociously. The young woman’s first career was that of teaching, and through-out her long life she would devote effort to education on many lev-els. She graduated first in her class from Western Female High School, then became an instructor of Greek, history, and less daunting sub-jects at the Misses Adams School, a fashionable nonsectarian local female academy. At seventeen she became a published author, initially with the contribution of articles to the Jewish Messenger, a New York publication; her pen name was “ Sulamith.” A respectable number of articles for other journals and the Jewish Encyclopedia and numerous public lectures followed. During her late twenties, she was drawn to two new movements and in one became a pioneer. Unlike many American- born Jews   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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