The Great Jewish Short Stories of Singer, Malamud, Ozick & Roth with Dr. Michael Krasny

By | Oct 30, 2022


A four-week course exploring 4 classic Jewish short stories with Dr. Michael Krasny.

Thursdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26 at 9am, PT / 12pm, ET, $72

  • Gimpel the Fool by Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • The Magic Barrel by Bernard Malamud
  • The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick
  • Defender of the Faith by Philip Roth

Links to the stories will be sent ahead of time so participants can read the stories prior to class and fully engage in the discussions.


Dr. Michael Krasny is professor emeritus of literature at San Francisco State University and an award-winning broadcast journalist and popular keynote speaker. A widely published scholar, he is presently teaching a course on fiction writers of the past century at Stanford University and has taught courses on Jewish writers at Lehrhaus Judaica.  A recipient of many honors, including The S.Y. Agnon Gold Medal for Intellectual Distinction from Hebrew University and The Koret Foundation Israel Prize, he is author of a number of books, including a widely praised book on Jewish humor, Let There Be Laughter.


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