The World Beyond The Pale
by louise cabral
Esther Rabach's story begins in a Jewish shtetl (a small village) within the Pale of Settlement, an isolated area designated by Catherine the Great during her anti-Semitic rule of Russia. Esther, young and naïve with a head full of romantic dreams, embarks on a journey to America to marry the man she loves. Arriving in New York City in 1910, she discovers the world beyond the Pale.