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.

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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