The Neighborhood Sneezes

by Sholem Aleichem

Read by Hershey Felder

In this chapter of Sholem Aleichem’s great work, Motl the Cantor’s Son, our young hero Motl gets involved with his brother’s get-rich-quick scheme that leaves their whole neighborhood in an uproar.  Translated by Aliza Shevrin.

Check out the original in Yiddish: אַ גאַס ניסט.

This story was originally recorded as part of the series One People, Many Stories, produced by the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles, ListenUp radio, Johanna Cooper, and Abbie Phillips.