The Award-winning Village Life Series


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The Award-winning Village Life Series

A Village Romance - a novella

Weddings and celebrations, stories of Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, and Passover, and of course delicious food. It is time for a new generation of readers to discover the unorthodox wisdom of Rabbi Kibbitz and the savory sense of Mrs. Chaipul. 

Izzy Abrahmson is an undiscovered genius of delightful fiction. Readers of all backgrounds will be captivated by his lighthearted take on Jewish village life. In interviews, he sometimes says this is his family's history, and sometimes says he made it all up "from whispers and smiles."  The characters are so vivid that you'll instantly love them. Each chapter story is a gem, woven into "a novel of stories." 

“Village stories that deftly lift a curtain on a world of friendly humor and touching details of Jewish life.” – Kirkus Reviews 

From the Audie Award nominated author of the National Jewish Book Award Finalist, Winter Blessings.


Izzy Abrahmson is the pen name for Mark Binder, a professional storyteller, and the award-winning author of "The Village Life" series of books. He has toured the world, delighting readers and listeners of all ages with his stories interspersed with his unique klezmer harmonica sounds.

"The mix-ups are many and the potential for laughter abundant."  
– Jewish Book World

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Izzy Abrahmson pioneered the art of email storytelling back in the year 2000. We promise you'll enjoy the stories.

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Warmly reviewed…

"Schlemiels in cyberspace… old-fashioned storytelling in a newfangled way"
—The Providence Journal 

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"Laughing out loud humor… very poignant and sweet" 
—Jewish Herald Voice, Houston

"a good story very well told"
Jewish Independent, Canada