The Worcester Account

The Worcester Account[Epub] ❧ The Worcester Account Author S.N. Behrman – Heartforum.co.uk A collection of essays, originally published in the New Yorker, about playwright Behrman s upbringing in an Orthodox Jewish household in Worcester, Massachusetts at the turn of the th century A collection of essays, originally published in the New Yorker, about playwright Behrman s upbringing in an Orthodox Jewish household in Worcester, Massachusetts at the turn of the th century.

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  • 267 pages
  • The Worcester Account
  • S.N. Behrman
  • English
  • 10 September 2019
  • 0963627791

10 thoughts on “The Worcester Account

  1. Daniel says:

    As far as I m concerned, this passage alone makes The Worcester Account worth reading Why Providence Street needed two synagogues I never knew Not long ago I heard a story which, for the first time, made me understand why It concerned a deeply religious man who was wrecked on an island off Tierra del Fuego For eighteen years he lived alone on this island Every morning he went to the shore and waved a white cloth in the hope of rescue One morning he actually did signal a ship The captain As far as I m concerned, this passage alone makes The Worcester Account worth reading Why Providence Street needed two synagogues I never knew Not long ago I heard a story which, for the first time, made me understand why It concerned a deeply religious man who was wrecked on an island off Tierra del Fuego For eighteen years he lived alone on this island Every morning he went to the shore and waved a white cloth in the hope of rescue One morning he actually did signal a ship The captain came ashore and the castaway showed him around the island At one end was a quite substantial wooden building with a turret That, said the proud islander, is the synagogue I built it with my own hands They continued the tour At the other end of the island, some miles away, the sightseeing captain saw another building, a replica of the first I built that too, said the castaway What on earth is it asked the captain That, said the pious craftsman loftily, is the synagogue I don t go to We the congregation of the Providence Street Synagogue had the distinction of not going to the Balbirishocker Schul the congregation of the latter could pride themselves on not going to ours I suppose it gave each of the two factions a feeling of exclusiveness and privacy in their approach to God Variety in worship adds, I suppose, to the colour of life and is harmless if kept this side of slaughter on Providence Street it usually was

  2. Christi says:

    Please read this book to get a taste of Worcester during the first part of the 20th century I especially recommend it to anyone who is interested in the Jewish history in Worcester The non fiction stories from the author are in short story form, so it is really easy to pick up and put down the book when you want He weaves a fascinating glimpse at the good old days in a bustling, working class city.

  3. Anne says:

    This book prompted interesting an interesting discussion in our book group It did prompt memories of an earlier Worcester and simpler time There was some things to relate to, but well before our times and our parents Glad I finished it, but enjoyed Nicolas Gages book about growing up in Worcester .

  4. Lclermont says:

    Old fashion but rather charming Maybe it really was a kinder, gentler time.

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