Memoirs of Glueckel of Hameln Setting & Symbolism

Glückel of Hameln
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Hamburg

Hamburg is the name of the city that is Gluckel's birthplace and the location of their home and business for most of their married life.

Altona

Altona is the name of the village near Hamburg to which twenty-five Jewish families emigrate when they are expelled from Hamburg.

Torah

The Torah is the name of a Jewish book of scripture. Jews believe the Torah provides all they need to find and learn the journey through this world to the next. The core of Torah is to "Love thy neighbor as thyself" despite desires to the contrary.

Reichsthalers

Reichsthalers is the name of German currency during Gluckel's time. The term "banko" with Reichsthalers indicates currency in Hamburg that is worth one-half of one per cent more than standard Reichsthalers.

Sephardim

Sephardim is a term that refers to the Spanish-Portuguese Jews that settle in Hamburg earlier than the German Jews...

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