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Mendele Mocher Sforim

Mendele Mocher Sforim (Mendele Book seller, 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. Being a Jew has never been easy, certainly not in the 19th century Eastern Europe. Mendele Mocher Sforim wrote with love, and bitterness, about the harsh conditions of Jewish life at the time. The book tells the story of Hershele who leaves the harsh conditions in Russia for Germany, there to become an educated man of the world, but at the same time remaining a committed Jew. The book was first written in Yiddish (Dos Vintshfingerl) and later translated by the author into Hebrew (Emek Ha-Bakha, the vale of tears). (Summary by Omri Lernau)

Mendele Mocher Sforim (Mendele Book seller, 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. Being a Jew has never been easy, certainly not in the 19th century Eastern Europe. Mendele Mocher Sforim wrote with love, and bitterness, about the harsh conditions of Jewish life at the time. The book tells the story of Hershele who leaves the harsh conditions in Russia for Germany, there to become an educated man of the world, but at the same time remaining a committed Jew. The book was first written in Yiddish (Dos Vintshfingerl) and later translated by the author into Hebrew (Emek Ha-Bakha, the vale of tears). (Summary by Omri Lernau)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Mendele Mocher Sforim (Mendele Book seller, 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. Being a Jew has never been easy, certainly not in the 19th century Eastern Europe. Mendele Mocher Sforim wrote with love, and bitterness, about the harsh conditions of Jewish life at the time. The book tells the story of Hershele who leaves the harsh conditions in Russia for Germany, there to become an educated man of the world, but at the same time remaining a committed Jew. The book was first written in Yiddish (Dos Vintshfingerl) and later translated by the author into Hebrew (Emek Ha-Bakha, the vale of tears). (Summary by Omri Lernau)

Language:

Hebrew

Narrators:

Omri Lernau

Length:

16h 11m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

23:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:02


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

20:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

20:01


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

19:24


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

15:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

22:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

14:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

17:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

17:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

15:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

21:10


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

13:17


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

26:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

14:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

23:18


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

17:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

14:50


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

14:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

18:45


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

14:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:53


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

17:00


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

15:39