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Post Posted:: January 29th, 2016, 10:01 pm 

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Sons of the Covenant: A Tale of London Jewry by Samuel Gordon (1871 - 1927).



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Born in London's poverty-stricken and heavily Jewish East End, the Lipcott boys create their own successes in life and love. The brothers' commitment to improving the lives of working class people leads them to concoct The Scheme to help both the residents of their former neighbourhood and the Jewish people as a whole. The author stresses the responsibility of middle class Jews toward the Jewish poor. Consequently, this 1900 story has its preachy moments as well as some essentialised speculations about Jewish history and character. But the book isn't all earnestness - there are character studies, love interests, and some great comic scenes, too!

The son of a Russian rabbi, Samuel Gordon (1871-1927) was born in Germany and came to England at the age of 13. Like Phil Lipcott, his protagonist in this novel, Gordon attended Cambridge University. The club envisioned by The Scheme seems modeled after London's Jewish Working Men's Institute. This was one of several East End organisations (e.g., the Jewish Girls Club, the Brady Boys Club) established by Jewish philanthropists around the turn of the 19th century to "instill in the rising generation all that is best in the English character..." (Col. A. E. Goldsmit, founder of the Jewish Lads Brigade). (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)



  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015006979127;q1=Sons%20of%20the%20Covenant%3A%20A%20Tale%20of%20London%20Jewry
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    Genres for the project: Family Life; Literary Fiction; Religious Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: England, Jews, Jewish life

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
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    • "Chapter [number] of Sons of the Covenant: A Tale of London Jewry. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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I think this my 24th solo!

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Post Posted:: January 29th, 2016, 10:06 pm 
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I'll get you an MW :D .

Anne

window open. As a special gesture for your 24th solo you have a special number 10601

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Post Posted:: January 29th, 2016, 10:26 pm 
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There are pages missing on the link you gave 31 & 32 but Hathi has them on one of it's copies if you need them.

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Post Posted:: January 29th, 2016, 11:19 pm 

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There are pages missing on the link you gave 31 & 32 but Hathi has them on one of it's copies if you need them.

Thanks, but I have a hard copy of the same 1900 edition that's posted on archive.org so i'm OK for the text.

And thanks for MC-ing this recording!

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Post Posted:: January 30th, 2016, 4:22 am 
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Shall I link to a complete version then ? a surprising number of people like to read along while listening, judging by the number of emails we get.

Anne

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Post Posted:: January 30th, 2016, 10:07 am 

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Shall I link to a complete version then ?

Yes please do. Thanks for noticing! Here's the URL for the Hathi Trust version.

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015006979127;q1=Sons%20of%20the%20Covenant%3A%20A%20Tale%20of%20London%20Jewry

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Post Posted:: January 30th, 2016, 1:12 pm 
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Done :D . Let's see if we can entice a DPL :D

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Post Posted:: January 31st, 2016, 3:06 am 

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I would like to volunteer as DPL


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Post Posted:: February 1st, 2016, 10:43 am 

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Cool! Thanks Patrick.

I mainly do this stuff on the weekend so it may be a little while before there's anything to PL.

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Post Posted:: February 1st, 2016, 12:58 pm 
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Welcome Patrick - now our team is complete.

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Post Posted:: February 14th, 2016, 3:29 pm 

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Chapter 01

13:42.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/sonsofthecovenant_01_gordon.mp3

Interesting side note: The text includes a reference to the boots distributed free to poor children. My mother grew up in this poverty stricken East End neighborhood a century ago and described to me the ignominy of having to wear these boots instead of shoes. She pointedly told me that *she* never did such a thing.

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Post Posted:: February 16th, 2016, 3:46 pm 

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Chapter 1 is PL OK


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Post Posted:: February 22nd, 2016, 9:19 pm 

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Chapter 2

17:15

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Post Posted:: February 24th, 2016, 1:59 pm 

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Chapter 2 is PL OK


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Post Posted:: March 2nd, 2016, 8:44 pm 

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Chapter 3

21:14

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