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  • The battle over kapparot goes to court

    September 8, 2015 | 4:59 pm

    We refuse to be your Kapores!” a chicken shouts. “We demand our rights,” a rooster chimes in. 

    Both are characters speaking from the pages of a children’s book, “When the Chickens Went on Strike,” an adaptation by Erica Silverman of a Sholem Aleichem story about a confrontation...

  • Spectator - Young Historians Find Their Genre

    By Gaby Friedman

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When Erica Silverman was looking for a subject for her latest children's nonfiction book, she decided to seek inspiration from one of the most famous Jewish writers of all time, Sholom Aleichem.

    With pathos and humor, Sholom Aleichem amused generations of fin-de-siecle Jews with his...