dybbukappears in The Dead Fiddler
According to Jewish folklore, this is a disembodied human spirit in search of a living human to possess.
Satanappears in The Unseen, and others
Also known as The Evil One, this character appears in numerous stories, sometimes as both narrator and character at the same time.
Rabbi Ozerappears in The Gentleman from Cracow
This character cautions his congregation about taking gifts from "The Gentleman from Cracow," suspecting something amiss.
Gimpleappears in Gimple the Fool
This character is a simple and gullible baker who becomes known as a fool in the village of Frampol because his wife constantly cheats on him.
Abba the shoemakerappears in The Little Shoemakers
This character is a shoemaker in the village of Frampol who has seven sons with his wife.
The Narratorappears in The Joke and others
This character has many characteristics in common with Isaac Bashevis Singer, the...
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