The Frankfurt a.M. Memorbuch: Gender Roles in the Jewish Community Institutions

Tzvia Koren-Loeb


This paper, based on a chapter in the author’s Ph.D. dissertation, brings to the forefront information that can be discerned from the Frankfurt Memorbuch [FM] with regard to gender roles in Jewish community institutions, such as the synagogue, house of study, burial societies, and cemeteries. Research of the Memorbücher literature, viable historical sources of daily life in different Jewish communities, has generally been neglected. Here for the first time, the author explores the literature of the Frankfurt a.M community.

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