JGSGB’s February speaker is Brandeis professor and author, ChaeRan Freeze who will talk about the subject of her latest book, Everyday Jewish Life in Imperial Russia.
Freeze’s book makes accessible—for the first time in English—declassified archival documents from the former Soviet Union, rabbinic sources, as well as previously untranslated memoirs. They provide a new perspective on the history of the Jews of Russia from the beginning of the nineteenth century to World War I.
These sources focus on religion, family, health, sexuality, work, and politics, providing an intimate portrait of the rich diversity of Jewish life and their confrontation with modernity.
Freeze is an Associate Professor in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. Her research focuses on the history and culture of the Jews in Russia, Jewish family history, and women’s and gender studies. Her first book was Jewish Marriage and Divorce in Imperial Russia, which examined the impact of modernization on Jewish family practices and patterns in Imperial Russia. Copies of Freeze’s books will be available for sale.
Free for members, and their friends. $5 for non-members
Refreshments will be served.
Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings
Pre-Lecture 12:30pm – 1:20pm
Bessarabia, Litvak-Balktic and Poland SIGs
Post-Lecture (approx. 3:30pm)
Belarus and Ukraine SIGS
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