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Sholem Aleichem : laughing in the darkness.

Dorman, Joseph, 1958- (Added Author). Kaufman, Bel. (Added Author). Lansky, Aaron, 1955- (Added Author). Wisse, Ruth R. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 93 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : New Video : 2011.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Joseph Dorman.
Participant or Performer Note:
With commentaries from Bella Kaufman (Aleichem's 100-year-old granddaughter), Aaron Lansky of the Yiddish Book Center, and Professor Ruth Wisse of Harvard University.
Summary, etc.:
A riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Plumbing the depths of a Jewish world locked in crisis and on the cusp of profound change, he captured that world with brilliant humor. Sholem Aleichem was not just a witness to the creation of a new modern Jewish identity, but one of the very men who forged it.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Authors, Yiddish > Biography.
Jews, East European > 19th century > Social conditions.
Jews, East European > History.

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