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Jewish History, Family History, Autobiography: My Grandmother, My Father, and Myself

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Jeremy Popkin; Jeremy Popkin

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2007, pp.16-18.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Social conditions (History)

Keywords: Generational Issues; History; Judaic Studies; Methodology

Type: Other

Abstract:

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.