The Writing Desk

Objects can convey just as much about history as words can. On this page, a digital replica of Sholem Aleichem’s writing desk, we invite you to explore and interpret the objects that he used and treasured most in their historical contexts. Click the hotspots to learn more about a few of the things that framed the way Sholem Aleichem acted in and thought about the world.

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Read about the Gorky Shirt

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Pen_thumbRead about the Pen

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Candle_thumbRead about the Candles 

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Books_thumbRead about the Books

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Watch_thumbRead about the Pocket Watch