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Yiddish popular writer Shalom Aleichem born in the Ukraine

Europe, 1857, zoomable map
03/02/1859
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)
Source Citation: 
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.

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