Abraham Lieberman is a coal and ice dealer on the lower East Side, his little business being conducted in a miserable basement, his living rooms being adjacent thereto. But Abraham is happy withal, for his daughter, Rebecca, has come to him from Russia. A month later Rebecca is working in a sweat shop to help keep their little home. There she meets David Cohen, foreman of the place, who falls in love with her. But she tells him he has no chance to win her heart, as it is held in keeping across the seas. A month later her sweetheart arrives from Russia, and David leaves New York. Meanwhile, Jake has become Americanized and desires to take up the study of medicine, but has not sufficient means to enter college. Rebecca comes to his aid, and her little savings enable him to take up his course. In due time he graduates and he hangs up his "shingle," but his patients are poor and so his living is precarious. At this juncture, along comes a Schatchen, a Jewish matchmaker, and offers to get ...
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