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Title Sholem Aleichem: laughing in the darkness [Hoopla electronic resource].

Imprint [United States] : New Video : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 93 min.)) : sd., col.
Access Digital content provided by hoopla.
Credits Directed by Joseph Dorman.
Performer With commentaries from Bella Kaufman (Aleichem's 100-year-old granddaughter), Aaron Lansky of the Yiddish Book Center, and Professor Ruth Wisse of Harvard University.
Summary A riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Plumbing the depths of a Jewish world locked in crisis and on the cusp of profound change, he captured that world with brilliant humor. Sholem Aleichem was not just a witness to the creation of a new modern Jewish identity, but one of the very men who forged it.
Audience Not rated.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916.
Authors, Yiddish -- Biography.
Jews, East European -- 19th century -- Social conditions.
Jews, East European -- History.
Added Author Dorman, Joseph, 1958-
Kaufman, Bel.
Lansky, Aaron, 1955-
Wisse, Ruth R.
hoopla digital.
Added Title Laughing in the darkness
Music No. MWT11053343
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