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Glikl of Hameln

Glikl bat Yehudah Leib of Hameln (Yiddish: גליקל בת ר' יהודה לייב האַמיל; also spelled Glückel or Glüeckel of Hamelin; c. 1646 – September 19, 1724) was a German Jewish businesswoman and diarist. Written in her native tongue of Western (Old) Yiddish over the course of thirty years, her memoirs were originally intended to be an ethical will for her children and future descendants. Glikl's diaries are the only known pre-modern Yiddish memoirs written by a woman. Her memoirs provide an intimate portrait of German-Jewish life between the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries and have become an important source for historians, philologists, sociologists, literary critics, and linguists.

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מעשה מיץ | Maaseh Metz, a qinah after a crowd panic and deadly crush in the synagogue over Shavuot in Metz (1714)

Contributed on: 24 Sep 2022 by Chava Turniansky (transcription) | Sara Friedman (translation) | Glikl of Hameln | Unknown Author(s) |

This qinah, a variation of Maaseh Metz, was written by an unknown author and copied by Glikl of Hameln into her memoirs. The text appearing here was made from that transcribed and published in Chava Turniansky’s critical edition, Glikl: Memoirs (1691-1719) (Shazar 2006), pp. 596-597, and Sara Friedman’s English translation of that edition, edited by Turniansky (Brandeis University Press 2019), pp. 306-307. . . .


A Prayer for Divine Mercy, by Glikl of Hameln from her memoirs (ca. early 18th c.)

Contributed on: 24 Sep 2022 by Chava Turniansky (transcription) | Sara Friedman (translation) | Glikl of Hameln |

This prayer by Glikl of Hameln was made from the text transcribed and published in Chava Turniansky’s critical edition, Glikl: Memoirs (1691-1719) (Shazar 2006), pp. 242-244, and Sara Friedman’s English translation of that edition, edited by Turniansky (Brandeis University Press 2019), p. 144. . . .



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