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THE WORLD OF SHOLOM ALEICHEM

Adapted by Arnold Perl

"As for my published stories, their translation into Yiddish and their publication for the benefit of the Jews . . . would give me nothing but heartfelt pleasure."

So wrote Anton Chekhov to Solomon Rabinovich. The attraction of disciple and master seemed strange at the time: Rabinovich was an obscure Jew who wrote under the name Sholom Aleichem (literally, peace be unto you). Chekhov was a renowned and worldly physician-writer nearing the end of his life.

Yet the literary distance was not so great as appeared....

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