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  • 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...

  • A Yiddish ‘Fiddler’ to Honor Aleichem

    By David Finnigan

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Actor and Yiddish-language true believer Theodore Bikel grew up in prewar Europe, with German as his first language and Yiddish a quick second, partly due to his father reading his family Sholom Aleichem stories every Tuesday night.

    "He picked the night," said Bikel, now 81 and set...

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