Glikl Hamel’s Memoirs open up the life of an early modern Jewish woman in Germany and France in fascinating detail– children, the ups and downs of family fortune, trade, prayer, story-telling, and more.   Chava Turniansky has brought her immense Yiddish learning to this splendid edition and Sarah Friedman’s translation does justice to Glikl’s lively prose.  Kudos for this gift to European history.