Unlike her two brothers, Isaac Bashevis Singer and Israel Joshua Singer, Esther Kreitman's contribution to Yiddish literature is largely unrecognised. She wrote two novels, Der sheydim-tants (The Demon's Dance), available in English as Deborah, and Brilyantyn (Diamonds), set for publication in English in May 2005 by David Paul.
A collection of short stories, orginally published in 1950 as Yikhes, was published in English by David Paul in 2004 as Blitz and other stories. The title reflects the fact that, unlike her brothers, who both settled in America, Esther Kreitman spent much of her adult life in London where, it appears, she was never happily settled. It seems that none of the men in her life, apart from her son, were supportive. She had to battle to get an education against the wishes of her father, an orthodox rabbi who considered his own wife too free-spirited. According to her son Maurice Carr, who translated some of her work, her husband was a schlemiel. Of her more famous brothers, Israel Joshua died in 1946. Isaac Bashevis meanwhile tells Maurice on one occasion, "Your mother was a madwoman" – a comment that leads to a permanent rift.