• From Teen Chronicler of Yiddish Curses to Global Fame: Sholem Aleichem's Multitudes

    3 monthes ago - By Tablet Mag

    When people hear the name Sholem Aleichem, they very often think of Tevye the Dairyman and his Broadway showstoppers. It's true, Sholem Aleichem wrote the stories on which Fiddler on the Roof is based, but his body of work is much broader than that. In dozens of stories, novels, newspaper articles, plays, and even poems, Sholem Aleichem, who was born Sholem Rabinovich, depicted the humor and despair that characterized shtetl life at a moment when it faced threats from within and without. He was also a great advocate of Yiddish, and of the Jewish people. Readers and critics considered him...
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