About the Author
Editor BEATRICE SILVERMAN WEINREICH (1928-2008) was for many years a research associate at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York and coeditor of the journal Yiidisher Folklor. She published many articles in academic journals on Yiddish culture and folklore.
Translator LEONARD WOLF is the author of the novels The Glass Mountain and The False Messiah, and of Bluebeard: The Life and Crimes of Gilles de Rais. Among his translations from Yiddish are The Certificate by Isaac Bashevis Singer and The Family Mashber by Der Nister.