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“Oi, Malkeleh, we can’t go back to New York City,” said Mama.
A building divided into separate apartments for rent
Molly lived in a poor tenement apartment in New York.
Goraduk is the city from which Molly came to America in the children's novel Molly's Pilgrim by Barbara Cohen. Molly and her family left Goraduk because the Cossacks were persecuting the Jews in that place.
The Cossacks burned down the synagogue in the town of Goraduk.
A Jewish house of worship
Jewish people go to the synagogue to worship.
A country that makes up most of the continent of Asia
Russia used to be called the Soviet Union.
Relating to the Jews who are descendents of an ancient people called Hebrews
At Molly’s school there weren’t other Jewish girls.
Having little knowledge, not knowing, unaware
Joe was ignorant about the process of photosynthesis and could not explain it to his teacher.
wanted to talk with the
teacher so that the
paskudnyaks would stop
Hair that is curled in the shape of a corkscrew
Elizabeth’s hair was long and black with corkscrew curls.
People who came from England to America for freedom to worship
To make or fill in a design with
Molly’s mother made an embroidered handkerchief for her.
To make fun of or say mean insulting things to
Elizabeth taunted Molly because she could not speak English like everyone else.
The Jewish harvest holiday
Molly celebrated the Jewish holiday of Sukkoth.
A passage between sections or seats
The bride will walk down the aisle on her wedding day.
Relating to the present time or times not long past
Molly’s mother is a modern pilgrim.
People who come from all around the world to America for freedom