The Haimisher Mensch in the Central Bus Station

In Tel Aviv's bustling, fershtinker commuter hub, Mendy Cahan has created an oasis of Yiddish literature, where he lovingly hordes a growing stash of books, plays and papers.

TEL AVIV – Past the vendors hawking cheap knapsacks, phone cards, plastic toys and greasy falafels, up the ramp beyond the STD clinic and...