“Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness” is much more than a documentary biography of “the Jewish Mark Twain,” as the creator of Tevye the Dairyman, Menachem-Mendl and other beloved folkloric characters has been called. It is a rich, beautifully organized and illustrated modern history of Eastern European Jewry examined through the life and work of the author, born Sholem Rabinovich in Pereyaslav (near Kiev) in 1859.
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Meet the 2013-2014 Doctoral Dissertation fellows in Jewish Studies: Mika Ahuvia, Daniel Viragh, and Lillian Wohl! Congratulations, all! read more »
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