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Fishke the Lame (The Boo

Mendele Mocher Sforim

Mendele Mocher Sforim (Literary name for Shalom Jacob Abramovitsch) (1835 - 1917, b. Kapulye, Belorussia), one of the first modern Jewish writers, wrote in both Hebrew and Yiddish throughout his career. In his work he described with sharp satirical criticism the traditional life in small Jewish towns, as well as tendencies for assimilation of learned Jews at the time. He was regarded as the "grandfather of Yiddish literature," but the Hebraic-Zionist atmosphere in Odessa influenced him, and in 1886 he turned to writing Hebrew fiction. The Book of Beggars, or Fishke the Lame, was one of the first romances written in Hebrew in Eastern Europe. It was published in Yiddish in 1869 and later translated into Hebrew by the author. Mendeli used a satirical style mixed with tears and compassion to describe Jews of the lowest classes in small poor communities in Eastern Europe of the second half of the 19th century, organized to look for food and charity. This was the background for an entangled story of theft, rape and sentimental love, with an emphasis on suffering and hardships of women. (Summary by Omri Lernau)

Mendele Mocher Sforim (Literary name for Shalom Jacob Abramovitsch) (1835 - 1917, b. Kapulye, Belorussia), one of the first modern Jewish writers, wrote in both Hebrew and Yiddish throughout his career. In his work he described with sharp satirical criticism the traditional life in small Jewish towns, as well as tendencies for assimilation of learned Jews at the time. He was regarded as the "grandfather of Yiddish literature," but the Hebraic-Zionist atmosphere in Odessa influenced him, and in 1886 he turned to writing Hebrew fiction. The Book of Beggars, or Fishke the Lame, was one of the first romances written in Hebrew in Eastern Europe. It was published in Yiddish in 1869 and later translated into Hebrew by the author. Mendeli used a satirical style mixed with tears and compassion to describe Jews of the lowest classes in small poor communities in Eastern Europe of the second half of the 19th century, organized to look for food and charity. This was the background for an entangled story of theft, rape and sentimental love, with an emphasis on suffering and hardships of women. (Summary by Omri Lernau)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Mendele Mocher Sforim (Literary name for Shalom Jacob Abramovitsch) (1835 - 1917, b. Kapulye, Belorussia), one of the first modern Jewish writers, wrote in both Hebrew and Yiddish throughout his career. In his work he described with sharp satirical criticism the traditional life in small Jewish towns, as well as tendencies for assimilation of learned Jews at the time. He was regarded as the "grandfather of Yiddish literature," but the Hebraic-Zionist atmosphere in Odessa influenced him, and in 1886 he turned to writing Hebrew fiction. The Book of Beggars, or Fishke the Lame, was one of the first romances written in Hebrew in Eastern Europe. It was published in Yiddish in 1869 and later translated into Hebrew by the author. Mendeli used a satirical style mixed with tears and compassion to describe Jews of the lowest classes in small poor communities in Eastern Europe of the second half of the 19th century, organized to look for food and charity. This was the background for an entangled story of theft, rape and sentimental love, with an emphasis on suffering and hardships of women. (Summary by Omri Lernau)

Language:

Hebrew

Narrators:

Omri Lernau

Length:

7h 57m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:33