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Short Friday and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer
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Dec 21, 11

bookshelves: fiction, short-stories, judaism
Read from October 23 to November 29, 2011

Loved it, loved it, loved it -- made me want to learn Yiddish so I could read these stories in the original. Singer's world is magical and moral, deeply human and deeply entertaining. My favorite story -- which I was not expecting at all -- was "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy". Yes, that Yentl. The original... well, let's just say it's funny, touching, hella queer, and completely different from the movie and the musical. Go read Singer's excoriating review of Streisand's version, and then pick up this book and see what you've been missing.
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