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Sholem Aleichem

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. (summary by Adrian Praetzellis)

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. (summary by Adrian Praetzellis)
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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. (summary by Adrian Praetzellis)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 36m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

41:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

43:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

57:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

51:26