Suggested Reading List

Yiddish Tales
Short stories by 19th century Jewish writers
Translated by Helena Frank
The Jewish Publication Society, 1912
Free download from Internet Archive
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Jewish Children (Yudishe Kinder)
Short stories by Sholem Aleichem
Translated by Hannah Berman
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1921
Free download from Internet Archive
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Sories and Pictures
Short stories by Issac Leib Peretz
Translated by Helena Frank
The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1906
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A Treasury of Yiddish Stories
Short stories by 19th and 20th century Jewish writers
Edited by Irving Howe and Eliezer Greenberg
Shocken Books, 1973
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Classic Yiddish Stories of S.Y. Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and I. L. Peretz
Stories by Mendele Moykher Sforim, Sholem Aleichem, and I. L. Peretz
Edited by Ken Frieden
Translated by Ken Frieden, Ted Gorelick, Michael Wex
Syracuse University Press, 2004
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Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories
Short stories by Sholem Aleichem
Translated by Hillel Halkin
Schocken, 1996
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The I. L. Peretz Reader
Short stories by I. L. Peretz
Edited by Ruth Wisse
Yale University Press, 2002
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Memories and Scenes: Shtetl, Childhood, Writers
Short stories by Jacob Dinezon
Translated by Tina Lunson
Jewish Storyteller Press, 2014
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Souls Are Flying! A Celebration of Jewish Stories
Short Stories by Sholem Aleichem, I. L. Peretz, and Jacob Dinezon
Retold by Scott Hilton Davis
Jewish Storyteller Press, 2007
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Research Links

The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe

Sholem Abramovitsh (Mendele Moykher-Sforim)

Sholem Aleichem

Isaac Leib Peretz (Yitskhok Leybush Peretz)

Jacob Dinezon (Yankev Dinezon)

Yiddish

Shtetl

Pale of Settlement

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