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Sholem Aleichem

Etgar Keret: The Long and Very Short of Fiction

Tom Teicholz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Tom Teicholz

Keret, 46, explained that he sees himself as more "a Jewish writer than an Israeli one," because being Jewish, he said, "is my heritage."

Bel Kaufman Is 101 and Still Writing

Joan Gage | Posted 09.26.2012 | Fifty
Joan Gage

I was thrilled to find an article by 101-year-old Bel Kaufman in Vogue's "Age Issue" and to learn that she's as witty and wise and defiant of the status quo as ever.

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.

New York Jewish Film Festival

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

For those who view the prism of Jewish experience through Woody Allen or Jerry Seinfeld, these films are revelatory.

The Powerful Appeal of Opera To Ethnic Communities (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In 1964, when a new musical based on the tales of Sholem Aleichem began its pre-Broadway tryout in Detroit, the producers feared the show might be "to...

Huffington Post Readers' Picks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week, to celebrate the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, we published "8 Favorite Fictional Jewish Characters In Books". Readers responded in drove...