If you want to read and listen to more of Sholem Aleichem’s works and discover some unique perspectives on his life and writing, explore the extra resources provided below. Most of the content comes from our project partner The Yiddish Book Center, but you’ll also find works read in English translation from the Librivox archive, and an interview with Sholem Aleichem’s daughter Marie Waife-Goldberg, kindly provided by The Sholem Aleichem Network.
Yiddish Book Center Resources
The links below are a gateway to the vast online collections of our project partner the Yiddish Book Center. These resources include recordings of Sholem Aleichem stories read aloud by native Yiddish speakers, lectures and articles about the writer, oral history interviews with descendants of Sholem Aleichem and others he has inspired, and most excitingly of all free digitized copies of 100s of editions of his works. Most information on all these resources can be found below.
Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library
Sami Rohr Library of Recorded Books
Frances Brandt Online Yiddish Audio Library
Wexler Oral History Project
Pakn Treger, the magazine of the Yiddish Book Center
LibriVox’s mission is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. What they call an ‘acoustical liberation’. Click above to listen to many of Sholem Aleichem’s stories read out loud in English.
The five stories Sholem Aleichem stories embedded below are from Helena Frank’s anthology ‘Yiddish Tales’  which includes 48 English translations of stories from Sholem Aleichem, I. L. Perez, Shalom Asch, and others. The stories are read by Adrian Praetzellis.
To listen to more of Sholem Aleichem’s work in Engish translation on LibriVox click here.
Interview with Sholem Aleichem’s Daughter
In this 1968 interview Marie Waife-Goldberg, daughter of Sholom Aleichem, discusses her book, “My Father, Sholom Aleichem” on NBC’s long-running program ‘The Eternal Light’.