Sholem Asch

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Noun1.Sholem Asch - United States writer (born in Poland) who wrote in Yiddish (1880-1957)
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For a number of popular writers addressing ethnic relations--figures such as Sholem Asch Rachel Davis DuBois, and Louis Hazam--the very diversity of the city neighborhood, with its haphazard mix of races and nationalities, supplied the nutrients for community and national health, but only when blended according to a particular recipe.
Hoffman's book explores the intensive effort to reclaim Jesus for the modern Jewish community through a detailed analysis of the writings of such leading Jewish scholars of the period as Moses Mendelssohn, Abraham Geiger, Heinrich Graetz, and Kaufman Kohler, as well as Yiddish writers, often quite secular in their orientation, such as Chaim Zhitlovsky and Sholem Asch, whose works are largely unknown in dialogue circles today and who were deeply connected with the East European effort to develop a modern Jewish cultural identity.
In both fide and content, it offered a deliberate riposte to the nostalgic image of harmonious shtetl life created by Sholem Asch (1880-1957) in his immensely popular 1904 novella of the same title.
Spanish and Italian history, Sholem Asch, Baedeker guidebooks, baseball, Bill and Sally Bird, Primo Camera, Casanova, Christian Endeavor Societies, Jean Cocteau, The Dain Curse, Chink Dorman-Smith, race horses, T.
Peretz, Sholem Asch, Chaim Grade and others enjoyed enormous popularity, especially among immigrant Jews in America, where more than two-thirds of all Yiddish books were published.
Uncle Moses, which originated as a novel by Sholem Asch, similarly warns against greed and exploitation.
Sholem Asch himself was, as the title of his English language biography suggests, indisputably among the most controversial of Yiddish writers.