Yehudah Shtainberg (known as Jehudah/Judah Steinberg) (1863-1908) was a Russian author who wrote in Hebrew. He was one of that everincreasing number of Jews, who, in the lands of their dispersion, thought and worked in Hebrew. His purpose in writing was primarily to stimulate children to use Hebrew; for, to a child, the story is often the gateway of knowledge. The tales of Steinberg - some of them mere bits of fancy, some delightful satires, some pleasant allegories - possess a literary and ethical quality that make them well worth rendering in any tongue. Two of his best known works in English are In Those Days: The Story of an Old Man and The Breakfast of the Birds and Other Stories.