Amherst, MA : National Yiddish Book Center, p1995.
10 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
"[A] co-production of the National Yiddish Book Center and radio station KCRW in Santa Monica."
Thirty-one Jewish short stories that exemplify the wit and wisdom found in Yiddish literature.
On account of a hat / Sholom Aleichem (read by Peter Riegart) -- Bontshe the silent / I.L. Pertez (read by Harold Gould) -- Gedali / Isaac Babel (read by Ron Rifkin) -- The king / Isaac Babel (read by Jeff Goldblum) -- Gimpel the fool / Isaac Bashevis Singer (read by Eli Wallach) -- My first goose / Isaac Babel (read by Alan Rosenberg)-- A stranger / Israel Joshua Singer (read by Elliot Gould) -- The loudest voice / Grace Palay (read by Rhea Perlman) -- Three gifts / I.L. Pertez (read by Joanna Gleason) -- The shawl / Cynthia Ozick (read by Claire Bloom) -- The fable of the goat / S.Y. Agnon (read by Joseph Gordon Levitt) -- The golem / I.L. Peretz (read by Carol Kane) -- A meal for the poor / Mordecai Spector (read by Alan King) -- Kola Street / Sholem Asch (read by Ron Leibman) -- The place / Edith Konecky (read by Julie Kavner) -- Back from the draft / Sholom Aleichem (read by Jerry Stiller) -- The rabbi's son / Isaac Babel (read by Ron Rifkin) -- The man who slept through the end of the world / Moishe Nadir (read by Mayim Bialik) -- Chava / Sholom Aleichem (read by Walter Matthau) -- My father sits in the dark / Jerome Weidman (read by Peter Friedman) -- In the mail coach / I.L. Peretz (read by Leonard Nimoy) -- The search / Sholom Aleichem (read by Jerry Stiller) -- Matza for the rich / Abraham Reisen (read by Fyvush Finkel) -- If not higher / I.L. Peretz (read by Isaiah Sheffer) -- The cafeteria / Isaac Bashevis Singer (read by David Margulies) -- The last kopeck / Shimon Frug (read by David Paymer) -- A ghetto dog / Isaiah Spiegel (read by Lauren Bacall) -- Tuition for the rebbe / Abraham Reisen (read by Peter Riegert) -- Conversion of the Jews / Philip Roth (read by Elliot Gould) -- Munie the bird dealer / Moishe Kulbak (read by Alan Alda) -- Goodbye and good luck / Grace Paley (read by Rhea Perlman)
Title on container spine: Jewish short stories from Eastern Europe and beyond