Jewish Stories



Updated: July 10, 2018


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Jewish Stories

Nishmas: Archives of Chassidic Stories


Chabad: Jewish Tales from the Past - over 800 Jewish stories


Shema Yisrael: Shabbat Stories for Children


OHR: Simcha's Torah Stories


Torah Tots and The Jewish Press: Tales of Our Gaonim


Torah Tots and The Jewish Press: Tales from the Midrash & Talmud


Yiddish Tales by Helena Frank - 48 tales


Stories and Pictures, by Isaac Loeb Peretz - 46 stories


A Treasury of Jewish Folklore edited by Nathan Ausubel

549 pages (plain text file)


Click here for 16 meg PDF file


Jewish Stories - Audio
Youtube / Internet Archive / Librivox


On Account of a Hat by Sholem Aleichem - read by Peter Riegert


If Not Higher by I.L. Peretz - read by Isaiah Sheffer


Munie The Bird Dealer by Moyshe Kulbak - read by Alan Alda


The Last Kopeck by Shimon Frug - read by David Paymer


My Father Sits In The Dark by Jerome Weidman - read by Peter Friedman


The King by Isaac Babel - read by Jeff Goldblum


The Cafeteria by Isaac Bashevis Singer - read by David Margulies


Back From the Draft by Sholom Aleichem - read by Jerry Stiller


The Place by Edith Konecky - read by Julie Kavner


Three Gifts by I. L. Peretz - read by Joanna Gleason


A Meal for the Poor by Mordecai Spector - read by Alan King


A Ghetto Dog by Isaiah Spiegel - read by Lauren Bacall


Chava by Sholem Aleichem - read by Walter Matthau


The Search by Sholom Aleichem - read by Jerry Stiller


Matza For The Rich by Abraham Reisen - read by Fyvush Finkel


The Fable Of The Goat by S. Y. Agnon - read by Joseph Gordon Levitt


Tuition For The Rebbe by Abraham Reisen - read by Peter Riegert


Bontshe The Silent by I. L. Peretz - read by Harold Gould


The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick - read by Claire Bloom


The Golem by I. L. Peretz - read by Carol Kane


Sholem Aleichem - Jewish Children (18 stories, 7.3 hours)

Sholem Aleichem - Jewish Children (18 stories / 18 individual files)

Note: Some of the 18 stories may be too intense for younger children


Yiddish Tales translated by Helena Frank - read by Adrian Praetzellis
(48 tales, 11.23 hours)


Click here to play individual tales (librivox.org)

Click here for text of 48 tales via the Guttenberg Project

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