Jewish History, Family History, Autobiography: My Grandmother, My Father, and Myself
Publication Date: January 2007
Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2007, pp.16-18.
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Generational Issues; History; Judaic Studies; Methodology
The author discusses his grandmother, his father, and how their lives can provide an interesting lens through which to view recent Jewish history. He asserts that while scholarship about one's own family does not fit a traditional model of scholarship, it can still be a valuable pursuit.