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 (ä-lā′kĕm, -KHĕm), Sholem or Sholom Originally Solomon Rabinowitz. 1859-1916.
Russian-born American humorist whose stories and plays, originally written in Yiddish, were the basis for the musical Fiddler on the Roof.


(Biography) Sholom, real name Solomon Rabinowitz. 1859–1916, US Jewish writer, born in Russia. His works include Tevye the Milkman, which was adapted for the stage musical Fiddler on the Roof


(ɑˈleɪ xɛm)

n. Sho•lom (ˈʃɔ ləm)
(pen name of Solomon Rabinowitz), 1859–1916, Russian-born Yiddish writer.
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To demonstrate this point, Kadar takes us on a cover-by-cover, story-by-story, article-by-article, year-by-year examination of the periodicals produced by the four major Yiddish school movements of the time (Farband/Jewish Folk Schools, Sholem Aleichem Schools, Workmen's Circle Schools, Ordn Schools of the International Workers Order), highlighting in minute detail, and with the keen eye of a literary scholar, the meaning of the art, culture, and history the magazines convey.
The Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center on Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, hosts monthly Yiddish-language programming, and I try to make it up there as often as possible.
A letter written by Sholem Aleichem from a health resort in Badenweiler, Germany, 1910.
Chagall, whose painting inspired the title and the stage design of Fiddler, Sholem Aleichem, on whose stories the musical was based, and Buber were influential figures in the third development that characterized postwar American Jews' engagement with the tradition: its reappropriation in aesthetic terms.
A chapter by Eddy Portnoy on a Yiddish puppet theater provides insight into a little-remembered Jewish art form; Alisa Solomon examines the background to Fiddler on the Hoof and the stories by Sholem Aleichem on which the show is based; and Arnold Aronson writes on the influence of Yiddish theater on American design.
The author explores 18 classics of Jewish literature to illustrate Jewish thought and experience over a period of 2,500 years: the books of Deuteronomy and Esther, The Exposition of Laws by Philo of Alexandria, The Jewish War by Flavius Josephus, Pirkei Avot, the Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela, the Kuzari by Yehuda Halevi, The Guide of the Perplexed by Moses Maimonides, the Zohar, the Tsenerene and the Memoirs of GlEckel of Hameln, Theological-Political Treatise by Baruch Spinoza, the Autobiography of Solomon Maimon, Jerusalem by Moses Mendelssohn, the Tales of Nachman of Bratslav, The Jewish State and Old New Land by Theodor Herzl, and Tevye the Dairyman by Sholem Aleichem.
The final text Kirsch offers is Tevye the Dairyman by Sholem Aleichem, who could no more have imagined the transformation of his stories into a sensational Broadway musical hit than Herzl could have imagined the runaway spread of the Haredim in contemporary Israel.
Address : The Russian Federation, 679000, Jewish Aobl, Birobidzhan g, Sholem Aleichem, 55-A
Wouk's own literary influences are chronicled in Sailor and Fiddler, but he reserves a hallowed spot for his own father, who read Sholem Aleichem to the family on Friday nights.
It's been more than half a century since director/choreographer Jerome Robbins nurtured a mega-hit musical from the Yiddish tales of Sholem Aleichem, and many things have changed.
The play was based on the English dramatic adaptations by Arnold Perl of three classic Yiddish short stories: two by Sholem Aleichem ("The High School" and "The Enchanted Tailor") separated by one famous short story by I.
Kaufman, the granddaughter of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem and a vital link to Yiddish culture, died at her Manhattan home after a brief illness, said her daughter, Thea Goldstine.