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  • Gogol, Chekhov ... Sholem Aleichem — Russia’s other great author

    By Tom Tugend

    July 26, 2011 | 6:21 pm

    Despite a long life of distinguished writing, it’s not without irony that Sholem Aleichem today is probably known to most people as the guy who wrote the story behind “Fiddler on the Roof.”

    Although he did not write the classic musical, Sholem (or Shalom) Aleichem was indeed...