Author: Yossel Birstein

Yossel Birstein (1920-2003) was born in the small Polish town of Biala Podlask—at 16, he left for Australia to join his grandparents in Melbourne. Yossel married Margaret Waisberg, a young refugee from Germany, and served in the Australian army during WWII. In 1950, he, Margaret, and daughter Hana immigrated to Israel, where he worked as a shepherd in Kibbutz Gvat. Their second daughter, Nurit, was born in 1956. In 1970, the family moved to Jerusalem where Birstein became an archivist at the Hebrew University. He published novels and collections of stories—those of AND SO IS THE BUS (Dryad Press, 2016) are from Stories Dancing in the Streets of Jerusalem and Stories from the Realm of Tranquility. Among Birstein's numerous awards are the The Prime Minister's Prize twice (1987; 1999) and the Itzik Manger Prize for Yiddish Literature (1991).

And So Is the Bus: Jerusalem Stories
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And So Is the Bus: Jerusalem Stories

Dryad Press

Fiction. Jewish Studies. Translated from the Hebrew by Margaret Birstein, Hana Inbar and Robert Manaster. Each of the twenty-one stories in AND SO IS THE BUS is an evocative "reporting" of Yossel Birstein's encounters with the daily riders of Jerusa...

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