Zlateh the Goat

Zlateh the Goat Study Guide

"Zlateh the Goat" is a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer. The story was included in his collection of short stories, Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories (1966). "Zlateh the Goat," like most of Singer's stories, was written in Yiddish and translated into English.

The story takes place just before Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday, and is set in a rural Jewish village somewhere in Eastern Europe. It tells the story of a bond between a boy and a goat, who find comfort in each other during an unexpected event.

The story was adopted as a short film of the same name in 1973 by Weston Woods Studios, dir. Gene Deitch.