“Sholem Aleichem”

Article

Der Alter Tevye Lebt!: Speech and Communication

Ruth R. Wisse

Sholem Aleichem and Tevye depend on one another—for Wisse, their conversations form a miniature Jewish territory where together they reassert moral control.

Article

Nit dos dorf, nit di kretshme: Speaking About Jewish Taverns in the Works of Sholem Aleichem

Adi Mahalel

The tavern is a fixture of the shtetl universe—but it also exists on the margins, where, for Sholem Aleichem, you can also find the chaos of modernity.

Article

Sholem Aleichem's Stempenyu: Speaking through Song

Avraham Novershtern

Translation by Avi Steinhart

How does one write about romance in Yiddish? Sholem Aleichem’s 1888 novel Stempenyu poses this question through an examination of the gendered limitations on Jewish literary love.

Blog

Playlisticle: Yiddish Orality in an Age of Digital Reproduction

David G. Roskies

A playlisticle of Yiddish speech acts available in digital formats.

Pedagogy

לויט די לערערס | Teachers Weigh In: Teaching with Sholem Aleichem

Jessica Kirzane

Instructors share their thoughts on teaching with Sholem Aleichem.

Interview

Sholem Aleichem's Digital Turn

Madeleine Cohen and Diana Clarke

An interview with Jeremy Dauber about the new website SholemAleichem.org

Review

Miriam Udel’s Never Better! The Modern Jewish Picaresque

Matthew Johnson

Miriam Udel's new book travels with the genre of the picaresque from the shtetl to the USA to the USSR and brings it into the twentieth century.

Blog

How to Pick the Jewish Resort Town for You

The Editors

Where will you sip mineral water among the Yiddish literary elite?

Texts & Translation

ביאַליקס שיך

Bialik's Shoes

Sholem Aleichem

Translation by Daniel Kennedy

If Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik had left his slippers in your house, would you give them back? Read how Sholem Aleichem handled this problem. 

Interview

Digital Futures: The Great Hope of Yiddish OCR

Saul Noam Zaritt

Refoyl Finkel talks to In geveb about making digitized Yiddish texts searchable.