Diario Judío México - Yiddish title: Di Fon

A poor boy, teased because of a speech defect, comes into good fortune, resists temptation and spends it on a handsome Simkhes Toyre flag, complete with apple and candle. A rich jealous boy maliciously has it set on fire. Our hero is devastated, but just wait till next year…

From Sholem Aleichem, Old Country Tales, p.73-84; and Goldberg, Yiddish Stories For Young People Me Simchas Torah Flag), p.78-85. Yiddish source: Mayses far Yiddishe Kinder: Tsveyter Bukh, AV’42 Band 1, Vov.