Micha Yoshef Berdichevsky (1865-1921) was a Ukrainian-born writer of Hebrew, a journalist, and a scholar. Born into a family of Hassidic rabbis, he moved to Berlin, where he embraced secular culture. By 1900 Berdichevsky had firmly established had firmly established himself with the publication of nine volumes of articles and stories. Berdichevsky wrote some of his major stories after World War I, notably his short novel Miriam, which he completed shortly before his death. Introduction by Avner Holtzman, professor of Hebrew Literature at Tel Aviv University, and translated by A.S Super and others.