Yiddish Tales (יידיש מעשה)


Read by Adrian Praetzellis

(4.6 stars; 8 reviews)


A collection of 48 wonderful English language stories from Sholem Alechem, I. L. Perez, Shalom Asch, and others. Tales of humour and drama, tragedy and pathos set mostly in the Jewish communities of 19th-century eastern Europe, Russia, and the Ukraine. Translated from Yiddish by Helena Frank. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)

Proof-listening by Ans Wink, K. Fowler, & Aron Horovitz

(18 hr 15 min)

Chapters

Preface and Acknowledgements by Helena Frank 7:26 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
The Misfortune by Reuben Asher Braudes 30:52 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Earth of Palestine by Jehalel 49:57 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
A Woman's Wrath by I. L. Peretz 16:30 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
A Treasure by I. L. Peretz 11:53 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
It Is Well by I. L. Peretz 13:09 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Whence a Proverb by I. L. Peretz 13:31 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
An Original Strike by Mordechai Spektor 14:55 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
A Gloomy Wedding by Mordechai Spektor 32:38 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Poverty by Mordechai Spektor 10:59 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
The Clock by שלום עליכם Sholem Aleichem 21:48 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Fishel the Teacher by שלום עליכם Sholem Aleichem 36:46 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
An Easy Fast by שלום עליכם Sholem Aleichem 21:28 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
The Passover Guest by שלום עליכם Sholem Aleichem 17:42 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Gymnasiye by שלום עליכם Sholem Aleichem 40:16 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Sabbath by Eliezer David Rosenthal 11:52 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Yom Kippur by Eliezer David Rosenthal 43:45 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Bertzi Wasserfuhrer by Isaiah Lerner 18:16 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Ezrielk the Scribe by Isaiah Lerner 34:45 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Yitzchok Yossel Broitgerber by Isaiah Lerner 24:07 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
A Livelihood by Judah Steinberg 15:29 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
At the Matzos by Judah Steinberg 13:53 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Three Who Ate by David Frischmann 19:40 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Military Service by מיכה יוסף ברדיצ'בסקי Micha Josef Berdyczewski 20:52 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Forlorn and Forsaken by Isaiah Berschadski 26:17 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
The Hole in a Beigel by Tashrak 6:51 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
As the Years Roll On by Tashrak 10:21 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Reb Shoimeh by David Pinski 1:10:40 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
A Picnic by S. Libin 18:01 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Manasseh by S. Libin 9:33 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Yohrzeit for Mother by S. Libin 12:02 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Slack Times They Sleep by S. Libin 10:19 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Shut In by Abraham Reisen 9:40 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
The Charitable Loan by Abraham Reisen 16:02 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
The Two Brothers by Abraham Reisen 15:44 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Lost His Voice by Abraham Reisen 19:00 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Late by Abraham Reisen 10:45 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
The Kaddish by Abraham Reisen 11:52 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Avrahom the Orchard Keeper by Abraham Reisen 12:15 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
The Rav & the Rav's Son by Hirsh David Naumberg 26:34 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Women by Meyer Blinkin 59:26 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
If It Was a Dream by Löb Schapiro 21:37 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
A Simple Story by Shalom Asch 26:15 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
A Jewish Child by Shalom Asch 16:57 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
A Scholar's Mother by Shalom Asch 31:50 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
The Sinner by Shalom Asch 24:34 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
Country Folk by Isaac Dov Berkowitz 45:28 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
The Last of Them by Isaac Dov Berkowitz 25:41 Read by Adrian Praetzellis
The Clever Rabbi by Anonymous 14:52 Read by Adrian Praetzellis

Reviews

A window into a lost culture

(5 stars)

Great human stories with sly humor, delivered by a great reader who can vary dialog voices a bit without being distracting.

Echoes of a vanished culture

(5 stars)

Wonderful stories rich in laughter and pathos. Excellent reading.

(5 stars)

Beautiful stories from past times. Beautiful reading.