Three Stories

We are very pleased to present – in full – three of Sholem Aleichem’s most beloved tales. Translated into English by two pioneering figures, Julius and Frances Butwin, whose anthology of Sholem Aleichem’s work ‘The Old Country’ (1946) was one of the first attempts to introduce Sholem Aleichem to the English speaking world. Published at moment of unparalleled tragedy, the book presented the lost world of Eastern European Jewry through the lens of one it most prolific and accomplished interpreters.

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These stories have been reprinted here with the kind permission of The Sholem Aleichem Network Inc.