Tonight’s the Night

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

…for the JBC, Jewcy, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn Sholem Aleichem party in honor of the new documentary Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness.

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One response to “Tonight’s the Night

  1. Our daughter was born in 1971. When she was of elementary school age, I frequently took her to see children’s plays on Saturday afternoons at a nearby local high school. One of the productions was a Sholem Aleichem story. There was the village and the little wooden house. I’m trying to remember if it was “The Town of Fools.” Nevertheless, it was the best choice of play for the entire season.

    The criticism most often lodged against Yiddish literature is that it is too sentimental. No no. It touches the heart. Suddenly I’m thinking of “Bontcha the Silent” by I. L. Peretz, which I consider one of the greatest short stories in Yiddish literaturek in any literature.

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