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Jewish Children (Yudishe Kinder)

Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916)

1. 01 A page from the Song of Songs
2. 02 Passover in a Village
3. 03 Elijah the Phophet
4. 04 Getzel
5. 05 A Lost L’Ag Beomer
6. 06 Murderers
7. 07 Three Little Heads
8. 08 Greens for Shevuous
9. 09 Another page from the Song of Songs
10. 10 A Pity for the Living
11. 11 The Tabernacle (The Sukkah)
12. 12 The Dead Citron
13. 13 Isshur the Beadle
14. 14 Boaz the Teacher
15. 15 The Spinning Top
16. 16 Esther
17. 17 The Pocket-Knife
18. 18 On the Fiddle
19. 19 This Night

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Although written from a child’s perspective, this is not a kids book but a series of funny, poignant, and sometimes disturbing stories about life in a late 19th-century Russian-Jewish village — the world of my grandparents. Sholem Rabinovich (1859-1916) was born in Pereiaslav, Ukraine and later immigrated to New York. His short stories about Tevye and his daughters were freely adapted into the musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Rabinovich’s will contained the following injunction: “Let my name be recalled with laughter or not at all.” His translator, Hannah Berman, was Irish of Lithuanian descent.Some of these stories may be too intense for younger children.



I guess kinda like Jewish Aesop fables. A little on the different side.