This Day in Jewish History 1724: Grieving Widow Whose Book Sheds Rare Light on Jewish World Dies

Glueckl of Hameln wrote of her perfectly pious husband, helping Chmielnicki survivors – and her own 'ethical will.'

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September 19, 1724, is the date on which the German-Jewish memoirist and businesswoman Glueckl of Hameln died, at the age of 78. Educated, worldly and pious, Glueckl took up the composition of a journal after...