Yiddish popular writer Shalom Aleichem born in the Ukraine
Sholem Naumovich Rabinoch was born in the Ukraine to poor Jewish parents. He grew up to be, under the pen-name Shalom Aleichem, to become the most famous writer in Yiddish literature. He left Russia for New York City in 1905 and died there in 1916. (By John Osborne)
Joseph Telushkin, Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know about the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History (New York: Harper Collins, 1991), 263.