This novel, originally published in German in 1880, tells the story of the Jewish community in the fictional town of Barnow, and their struggles to maintain their faith, traditions, and way of life amidst changing social and political conditions. The author, Karl Emil Franzos, was a prominent Ukrainian-born writer and journalist whose work explored themes of identity, nationality, and community. This book is a poignant and powerful exploration of the challenges faced by minority groups in a rapidly changing world.This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.This work is in the 'public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.