The Yiddish world of shtetl America
Israeli literature was willing to embrace poignant stories in Yiddish about shtetl life, but had a hard time stomaching ones about secure Jewish existence in America. The new short-story anthology ‘America’ helps fill in the gaps.
America: Ha’olam Hehadash Be’yiddish Ube’ivrit
(“America: The New World in Yiddish and Hebrew”),
edited by Matan Hermoni Am Oved (Hebrew),
193 pages, NIS 84
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