Editor Scott Davis presents: 'The Dark Young Man' by Jacob Dinezon
Translated from the Yiddish by Tina Lunson
A tale of suspense, betrayal, love, and death, this is a startling fictional account of mid-nineteenth century Jewish life, culture, and religion by a beloved author and masterful storyteller. Davis is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, author, storyteller, and collector of Jewish short stories from turn of the twentieth-century Eastern Europe. He is the author of Souls Are Flying! A Celebration of Jewish Stories and Chanukah Tales from Oykvetchnik.
Jacob Dinezon's historical Jewish romance is set in the Russian Empire in the 1840s and weaves the bittersweet tale of Yosef, a poor but brilliant yeshiva student, who falls in love with Roza, the beautiful and charming daughter of a rich merchant.
SOULS ARE FLYING A Celebration of Jewish Stories is a collection of twelve short stories based on the writings of beloved Jewish authors Sholem Aleichem, Sholem Abramovtish, I. L. Peretz, and Jacob Dinezon.
Collected and retold by storyteller Scott Hilton Davis, these new adaptations celebrate Jewish heritage, culture, and values.