Friday, May 13, 2016

Sholem Aleichem 100 Years -- May 13, 2016

Sholem Aleichem, one of the great Yiddish writers, died 100 years ago today, on 13-May-1916.  I didn't know much about him until I was introduced to Isaac Bashevis Singer's work in college.  Then I worked backwards to Aleichem.

When he was introduced to Mark Twain as the Jewish Mark Twain, Twain said "Please tell him that I am the American Sholem Aleichem."

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