Book List in Order: 27 titles

  • 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 (185...


  • Tevye the Milkman, a uniquely charming Jewish novel from Tsarist rural Russia, provided the principal character for Fiddler on the Roof. Here we have the full story, with all its Jewish humour, wisdom and despair. The central character, Tevye the Mil...


  • This volume presents an outstanding new translation of two favorite comic novels by the preeminent Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem (1859–1916). The Letters of Menakhem Mendl and Sheyne Sheyndl portrays a tumultuous marriage through letters exchanged...


  • Even the most pious Jew need not shed so many tears over the destruction of Jerusalem as the women were in the habit of shedding when Stempenyu was playing.The first work of Sholom Aleichem’s to be translated into English—this long out-of-print ...


  • For the 150th anniversary of the birth of the "Jewish Mark Twain,"a new translation of his most famous works Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor's Son are the most celebrated characters in all of Jewish fiction. Tevye is the lovable, Bible-quoting...


  • The first complete translation of an epic love story by the creator of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof Next year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Yiddish humorist Sholem Aleichem as well as the 100th anniversary of the publicatio...


  • Even the most pious Jew need not shed so many tears over the destruction of Jerusalem as the women were in the habit of shedding when Stempenyu was playing.The first work of Sholom Aleichem’s to be translated into English—this long out-of-print t...








  • This volume follows the hapless, albeit hilarious, adventures of Menachem-Mendl, a dreamy optimist who travels to New York and across Eastern Europe in search of an elusive fortune at the approach of World War I. His wife and children are left behind...



  • At the end of the 19th century, Jewish writers began writing in Yiddish and creating for the first time popular literature that brought alive the small dramas, struggles, and joys of ordinary life. Sholem Aleichem was one of the very few modern write...



  • A creator of stories and satires, novels and plays, monologues and children's tales, fantasies and sketches, Sholom Aleichem endeared himself to the public with his shrewd, loving, and accurate portrayals of the speech, manners, and foibles of the Ea...


  • "Mottel may have been a young demon to manage, but he is a pleasure to read about. Nothing daunts him. His spirit soars above the cruelties, the world has not grown any gentler since this book was written. Sholom Aleichem's wit and humanity enrich an...


  • In each of these monologues, a man or woman comes forward to tell the story to implied listeners - a rabbi, a doctor, or the author himself - who say nothing. The stories provide a portrayal of Eastern European Jewish society and contribute towards d...


  • Of all the characters in modern Jewish fiction, the most beloved is Tevye, the compassionate, irrepressible, Bible-quoting dairyman from Anatevka, who has been immortalized in the writings of Sholem Aleichem and in acclaimed and award-winning theatri...












  • Menahem-Mendl is one of Sholom Aleichem's richest characterizations. An incurable optimist, whose every venture ends in disaster, he is the perennial Luftmensch who never ceases to build castles in the air.The exchange of letters between Menahem-Mend...


  • Tevye's Daughters is the book that was made into the blockbuster play and movie, “Fiddler on the Roof”. This movie brought us such famous and universally recognizable songs as “If I were a Rich Man”, "Matchmaker, Matchmaker Make me a Match", ...


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    Three families of Jews who share the same address in Kiev--a rich businessman, his Orthodox wife, and medical student daughter, an assimilated, anti-Zionist pharmacist and his son, and a poor shoemaker and his sons--become caught in the turmoil of th...


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