Sholem Aleichem, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Sholem Aleichem

Jewish writer and playwright of Yiddish, who has worked in the Ukraine and the U.S.

Date of Birth: 18-Feb-1859

Place of Birth: Pereiaslav, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 13-May-1916

Profession: writer, playwright

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Sholem Aleichem

  • Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich, better known under his pen name Sholem Aleichem (Yiddish and Hebrew: ???? ?????, also spelled ?????????????? in Soviet Yiddish, ['??l?m a'l?jx?m]; Russian and Ukrainian: ??´???-???´????) (March 2 [O.S.
  • February 18] 1859 – May 13, 1916), was a leading Yiddish author and playwright.
  • The musical Fiddler on the Roof, based on his stories about Tevye the Dairyman, was the first commercially successful English-language stage production about Jewish life in Eastern Europe.
  • The Hebrew phrase ???? ????? (shalom aleichem) literally means "[May] peace [be] upon you!", and is a greeting in traditional Hebrew and Yiddish.

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