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Sholem Aleichem Laughing in the Darkness

Sounds of the Mamaloshen

George Heymont | Posted 12.03.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

In a time when audiences are quick to label a performer as a cultural icon, how does one describe an individual who has become a cultural hero to millions?

HuffPost Review: Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.07.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

One of the few authors who wrote primarily in Yiddish, Sholem Aleichem became the most famous literary figure of that language. His fame as a writer grew only after his death, spurred in part by the popularity of Fiddler on the Roof, based on Aleichem's writing.