Sholem Aleichem


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Sholem Aleichem

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(Biography) See Aleichem
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The trajectory of Irving Howe's career is encapsulated in Levinson's subtitle "From Trotsky to Sholem Aleichem," from socialist beginnings to his construction of Yiddishkayt where both systems offer humanism, fraternity, and communality in opposition to the nihilism he located in modernist experimentation.
The first, "Searching for Sholem Aleichem," begins as a comic turn on academe, until it takes a turn toward rueful fantasy at the gravesite of the Yiddish master, Sholem Aleichem himself.
The following three chapters analyze the oral elements in modern Yiddish literature as found, for instance, in the poetry of Moshe Leyb Halpern, the monologues of Sholem Aleichem, and the stories of I.
To be somebody's mensch was once used as a slur by Yiddish writers such as Sholem Aleichem and David Pinski.
Thank you for including my Sholem Aleichem article in this issue.
Peretz, and Sholem Aleichem, Yiddish literature's classic writers, Roskies creates a literary autobiography combining deep emotional truths with well-crafted art and occasional flashes of literary brilliance.
Ten years later when Irving Howe dedicated his ground-breaking Treasury of Yiddish Stories "To the Six Million," nearly half of his selections of Sholem Aleichem came from The Old Country.
Do Israeli kids study, for example, the great literature produced by Jews in the shtetl Diaspora, the works of Mendele Mocher Seforim, Peretz, Sholem Aleichem, and so on?
A couple of them are most famous for their younger relatives: Abraham Regelson, for example, had Cynthia Ozick as his niece, and Simon Halkin was the uncle of Hillel Halkin, the essayist, critic, and translator of Sholem Aleichem.
But her students also remember feeling very Jewish about attending the schools, in which nearly all the students were Jewish, where different schools' sports teams played one another, pitting Jews against Ukrainians, and in which they learned about Yiddish literature and developed an appreciation for writers like Sholem Aleichem.
The exposure was a setback to Carnovsky's film career, but the couple returned to theater work in Gotham, starting with a production of "The World of Sholem Aleichem.
As Weinstein informs us, when Sholem Aleichem died in the Bronx in May 1916, his funeral was a major event eliciting a guard of Yiddish writers who stood watch as some 15,000 mourners trooped up to his apartment to pay their last respects.