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Short Stories (Librivox)

Short Stories (Librivox)

Short Stories (Librivox)

7 hours
Aug 25, 2014


This recording is in Hebrew.

Stories included:
??? ?? (Rabbi Dov)
??? ???????? (Two Cocks)
??? ????? (Pesach Celebration Spoiled)
???? ???? (Yosel the Gardener)
??? ?????? (Book of Atonement)
????? ??????? (The Dog Havarbar)
????? (Shimele)
??? ????? (Early Pesach)
???????? (The Philosopher)
??????? (The German Jew)
????? (The Treasure)
????? ???? ??? (For One Radish)
????? ?? (Blood Libel)

Sholem Aleichem was the pen name of Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich, a leading Yiddish author and playwright. Sholem Aleichem was born into a Hasidic family in Pereyaslav and grew up in the nearby shtetl of Voronko, in the Poltava Governorate of the Russian Empire. His father was a rich merchant at that time. However, a failed business affair plunged the family into poverty and Solomon subsequently grew up in reduced circumstances. When he was 13 years old, the family moved back to Pereiaslav, where his mother, Chaye-Esther, died in a cholera epidemic. At first, Sholem Aleichem wrote in Russian and Hebrew. From 1883 on, he produced over forty volumes in Yiddish, thereby becoming a central figure in Jewish literature by 1890. The short stories included in this recording were originally written in Hebrew. (Summary following Wikipedia)
Aug 25, 2014

About the author

Sholem Aleichem, pseudonym of Solomon Rabinovitsh (1859–1916), was one of the preeminent classical writers of modern Yiddish literature. His literary pseudonym was derived from the Hebrew expression “shalom aleichem,” meaning “peace be with you.” He arrived in New York in 1906 (after barely escaping a pogrom the previous year) as the world’s most famous Yiddish writer. Attesting to his popularity in the New World, Aleichem’s funeral was among the largest New York had ever seen. 

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