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The Letter

The Letter - story

Yossel Birstein

 The letter that was sent to my uncle came back unopened and someone added a word in blue ink on the envelope: “deceased.” My uncle was an old man. He lived with my aunt in…


Uproar - story

Uri Nissan Gnessin

There by the long, plain, flour-dusty carts, which usually stood idly in the middle of the spacious empty square, beside the pot-bellied road which sprawled somewhat in the spring sun, with the scrawny little horses…

The Big Light

The Big Light - story

Eliezer Bloom

 I hail from a town, which has made a great name for itself in the world; everywhere, in every corner of the Diaspora, its name is known and stories are told about it, hundred-year-old Chelm…