Winnipeg, for example, had a labour Zionist school and two left shules, Shalom Aleichem
Dan Miron, Ha-tsad ha-afel be-tskhoko shel Shalom Aleichem
(Hebrew) ("The Dark Side of Sholom Aleichem's Laughter") (Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 2004), 25-26.
De Blasio even joined hands with a circle of Chabad Hasidim for a spontaneous rendition of the customary Israeli celebratory song, "Hevenu shalom aleichem
(we brought peace upon you).
Similarly, Alexander Zholkovsky compares Babel's "debut" narratives to those of Nabokov, Chekhov, Andreev, and Shalom Aleichem
Anyhow, full of hope mixed with trepidation (appropriate to one who got nervous on every single blind date, despite the many I had gone on in an attempt to find 'the one,' albeit that this madcap adventure was the mother of blind dates), I found myself in a kind of inn-cum-singles-bar, whose rustic, primitive charm would have won the hearts of pioneers of the second aliyah, ensconced (read: huddled up on the seat) in a town with an unpronounceable name, like the goyishe towns found in the stories of Shalom Aleichem