Village Tales from France
A Jewish writer in 1850s Paris returns to the Yiddish-speaking French village where he grew up, and writes lovingly about local Jewish life, personalities, customs and legends.
Meet Salomon and Yedele and their loved ones. Share their joys, foods, courtships, religious observances and holiday celebrations. Hear Alsatian storytellers spin tales of ghosts and sorcery, and of "wonder rabbis" who could banish demons and lift curses.
Originally published in French from 1849 to 1860, these delightful tales capture a very special Jewish world that was already disappearing quickly.