The Association of Jewish Libraries Guide to Yiddish Short Stories by Bennett Muraskin
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English translation.• Plot summaries of 135 Yiddish short stories.
• Authors from classic Yiddish writers to Holocaust survivors.
• Organized by topic, including Jewish holidays, shtetl life, ethics and piety, questioning God’s justice, moral choices, social injustice, anti-Semitism, women,
parents and children.
• English and original Yiddish sources.
• Concise biographies of the writers.
• A brief history of the translation of Yiddish literature into English in America.“Bennett Muraskin has done a wonderful thing! He has created a resource that has made Yiddish stories (in translation) accessible to a broad audience. Any institution with an interest in Jewish culture . . . ought to find this book very helpful.”
—Dr. Sheva Zucker, editor of Afn Shvel