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April 21, 2005

"One Little Goat, That Father Would Buy For Two Twenties"

by Ron Hogan

Once upon a time, American newspapers used to be filled with fiction. (I know what you're going to say, and you can just stifle yourself right now, smartass.) But even within that particular tradition, the Yiddish-language Forward was especially noteworthy for the literary luminaries whose short fiction and serialized novels appeared in its pages. Now the modern, English-language incarnation of the paper builds on the legacy with a never-before-seen short story by Pearl Abraham, "The Goat of Berditchev (or Every Jew Must Have a Goat)." It's Passover-themed, so buy a copy or print the web page out and bring it to seder!

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