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Sholem Aleichem Portrait

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Photograph of a man's head and shoulders on a black and white background with white text underneath

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Sholem Aleichem is a pseudonym for Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich, a leading Yiddish author and playwright. The writing seen is his pseudonym in Yiddish. He began writing in Hebrew and started publishing in 1897. Later, in 1883, he decided to write in Yiddish, which is when he began to use his pseudonym. From then on it became his pen name. He is known for his character, Tevye the Dairyman, from a series of short stories, which was used as a base for the famous musical, Fiddler on the Roof. 

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