The Shmooze: The Yiddish Book Center's podcast

A Century of Yiddish Fiction from the Forward

The stories collected in the newly published Have I Got a Story for You—discovered after many hours of combing through Der Forverts' archives—represent a departure from classic Yiddish literature and a new form of Yiddish mass media that would take the Jewish immigrant community by storm. Ezra Glinter, editor of the collection (a 2016 National Jewish Book Award Finalist), joins us to speak about the stories and what they mean not only for contemporary audiences, but what they meant for the writers who made their living doing what they loved, in a period when many Jews on the Lower East Side were working in factories and sweatshops.

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