Stories Untold: Jewish Pioneer Women 1850-1920: The Art of Andrea Kalinowski
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Religious Observance

Sophie Trupin
"My mother kept a kosher home, observing every holiday. This was never easy, but here it was even harder than it had been in the Old Country. There was no kosher meat, and hard-working men needed nourishment, so my father learned how to slaughter fowl in the prescribed way."

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Religious Observance
"The West brought unique challenges for observant Jewish women on isolated homesteads and ranches.... Some women relaxed their observance of kosher dietary laws; some Jewish men worked on Saturday or prayed without a minyan, the ten men required for services."
Elizabeth Jameson,
University of Calgary


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