Aleichem, Sholom (SHOH-lum ah-LEH-) of Rabinowitz (1859-1916), the best-known Yiddish humorist, dramatist, and short-story author. His stories of shtetl life in —complete with descriptions of characters, Jewish holiday celebrations, and religious —became known worldwide. Stories featuring one of his most famous characters, Tevye the Dairyman, were the basis for the musical Fiddler on the Roof. Sholom Aleichem fled persecution in 1905 and lived the rest of his life in City.

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